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Re: Subversion 1.6.15 Released

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:18:48 +0100

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 04:42:16PM -0500, rj_at_elilabs.com wrote:
> Any idea why TSVN 1.6.12 Build 20536 2010/11/24 claims to be using SVN
> 1.6.15 before it was released?

TortoiseSVN doesn't follow skips in version numbers that occasionally
happen between Subversion releases.

E.g. the entry for 1.6.14 in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/CHANGES
reads as follows:

  Version 1.6.14
  (Not released, see changes for 1.6.15.)

This means Subversion 1.6.14 did not pass pre-release testing and
wasn't made publicly available.

Because TortoiseSVN releases don't use the same version numbers as
the Subversion releases they're based on, TortoiseSVN users need to look
at the "based on Subversion release X" number to find out which version
of Subversion release they are using. (In case this relationship is
unclear: TortoiseSVN, like virtually every other Subversion client out
there, is a wrapper around the Subversion core libraries.)

Even if TortoiseSVN did skip release numbers skipped by Subversion,
release numbers could get out of sync if TortoiseSVN issued a release
to fix a bug that's present in TortoiseSVN but not in Subversion.
It's unlikely that we're ever going to see version numbers for
both the Subversion core and TortoiseSVN increase in lock-step.

Received on 2010-12-17 23:19:45 CET

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