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Re: Subversion 1.4.0 released.

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2006-09-12 15:49:26 CEST

David Anderson wrote:
> * Sean Kelley <sean.sweng@gmail.com> [2006-09-12 00:07:22]:
>>> * Due to various improvements made to the working copy library, the
>>> working copy format has changed. Using Subversion 1.4.0 on any
>>> working copy created by previous versions of Subversion will
>>> SILENTLY upgrade your working copy, which means that previous
>>> versions of Subversion will no longer be able to read it.
>> Does this change imply that if you are using a third party client like
>> SmartSVN, you need to wait on updating the server until all clients,
>> such as SmartSVN, have been updated to support SVN 1.4?
> No. Any 1.X client will continue to work with any 1.Y server (though
> features may be lost, obviously). It means that when SmartSVN starts
> using 1.4 libraries, your working copies will be unreadable by
> previous versions of SmartSVN.

Is this true even after a dump/reload to take advantage of the new diff
format in the repository? (Or did I just misread this as being an issue
where the new diff repository format requires 1.4 clients.)

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Received on Tue Sep 12 16:12:50 2006

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