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RE: Reduce SVN repository size

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-01-25 21:50:08 CET

> > But doing this won't be transparent to
> > your users; they have to check out new working copies.
>
> False, as far as I know. I see no reason to believe that existing
> working copies would be affected by reloading the repository
> with the
> new svndiff format.
>
>

I think Ryan is right and I didn't quite say this right. So I went back to
the release notes and found this:

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Due to certain improvements and bugfixes made to the working copy library,
the version number of the working copy format has been incremented. This
means that Subversion clients earlier than 1.4 will not be able to work with
working copies produced by Subversion 1.4. Similarly, the repository format
has changed as well, meaning that pre-1.4 Subversion tools that normally
access a repository directly (e.g. svnserve, mod_dav_svn, svnadmin) won't be
able to read a repository originally created by Subversion 1.4. 
----
What I intended was that if you have users running older clients, then you
should not just change the repository format without making sure you don't
run into this issue.  I take this to mean that if you do an svnadmin dump,
upgrade to v1.4 and then do an svnadmin load, you'll get the new 1.4 format
and you have to update clients too.
I apologize if I caused confusion, and if I'm misunderstanding things, I'd
appreciate it if Ryan or someone smarter could set me straight.
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