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Re: Upgrade to v1.7 = death of working copies

From: Julius Smith <julius.smith+w3k_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 23:45:24 -0700

At 10:18 PM 5/10/2012, Dave Huang wrote:
> why would you need to upgrade the server first? All 1.x Subversion
> clients and servers are compatible with each other. You can use a
> 1.7 client with a 1.6 server (or a 1.0 server) if you want. This is
> mentioned in the FAQ: http://subversion.apache.org/faq.html#interop

My experience was different - I could not check into the 1.6 server
on Linux (with 1.6-format repo) from my 1.7-upgraded working copy
(with 1.7 svn client) on the Mac.

> > Also, what happened to compatibility across at least one major
> release number? I thought nearly all software packages did that.
>
>Well, 1.6 and 1.7 are only a minor release number apart, so
>compatibility across a major release number doesn't seem to be
>applicable in this case.

That makes my point all the more forcefully.

Anyway, I do have progress to report. I did manage to downgrade to
1.6 on my MacBook. Apparently MacPorts only *said* it was installing
1.7, when really installed what I asked for. Very strange.

- jos

"Anybody who knows all about nothing knows everything" -- Leonard Susskind
Received on 2012-05-11 10:13:00 CEST

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