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RE: Windows junctions are not supported in Subversion 1.8.0 anymore

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:04:34 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
> Sent: donderdag 25 juli 2013 13:24
> To: Ivan Zhakov
> Cc: Subversion Development; users_at_subversion.apache.org; Thorsten
> Schöning
> Subject: Re: Windows junctions are not supported in Subversion 1.8.0
> anymore
>
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 02:04:30PM +0400, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> > Reading symbolic links on Windows Vista and later is implemented on
> > trunk in r1501251 [1]:
> > [[[
> > Implement reading symbolic links on Windows Vista or later. This fix
> > issues with working copies located in symlinked folders.
> > ]]]
> >
> > Maybe it worth to backport this change to 1.8.x to fix reported issue?
> >
> > [1] http://svn.apache.org/r1501251
>
> I would say it's a new feature, not a bug fix. Which would mean that
> it needs to wait for 1.9.

In 1.7 we didn't try reading symlinks for opening a working copy, while in
1.8 and trunk we do try to read the symlink. So working copies that did work
in 1.7 are not working any more.

I would call that a regression.

But I don't know if reading the symlink to find the working copy is the
proper solution here. But we had the same problem when we discussed that bit
of code last time.

        Bert
Received on 2013-07-25 15:05:40 CEST

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