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From Tony Sweeney <tswee...@omnifone.com>
Subject RE: Extend E155021 message to include supported format version
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:28:34 GMT
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp@elego.de] 
> Sent: 03 July 2014 16:48
> To: Notes Jonny
> Cc: Branko ─îibej; users@subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Extend E155021 message to include supported 
> format version
> 
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 10:58:35AM +0100, Notes Jonny wrote:
> > I guess the other idea is to promise to only allow ".svn format"
> > updates every 5 years? I can't think that I've noticed any 
> > improvements since I've been using new formats..
> 
> The 1.8 format added support for local move tracking, for instance.
> http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.8.html#moves
> 
> > Do GIT repos suffer these same problems?
> 
> No, they don't. And neither do Subversion repositories (i.e 
> on the the server-side), which are fully backwards compatible.
> SVN working copies correspond more to the "git working tree" 
> rather than the git repository.
> 
> SVN working copies are not backwards compatible (yet) and 
> thus clients sharing working copies need to be updated in 
> lock-step. We know that this is problematic for some users, 
> however for now that's the situation.
> 
> SVNKit-based Subversion clients should be able to use older 
> working copy formats. Most Java-based clinets use SVNKit 
> instead of Subversion (SVNkit is a separate implementation 
> written in Java, see http://svnkit.com/).
> IIRC Jenkins uses SVNKit, so it should be able to work with 
> working copies in older formats.

This is correct.

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