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From: Douglas Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-29 16:39:54

On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 16:12 -0400, Daryle Walker wrote:
> Last week, a was bouncing around sites and found out that Subversion
> 1.5.0 has gone final. I've downloaded it because I want to try its
> built-in merging support (to fix up Boost.Integer in a branch). Has
> our subversion system been updated to 1.5?

No, we're still using Subversion 1.4 on the server.

> Obviously, if the client and server use subversion versions 1.x and
> 1.y respectively, the transactions will proceed as the lower of those
> versions. Therefore, both individual clients and the server must be
> at least the 1.5 level to use built-in merging. There's another
> requirement, though: if the server is upgraded to 1.5, the
> repositories it manages aren't automatically upgraded. If a
> repository isn't upgraded to the 1.5 format, then the server will act
> in 1.4-compatibility mode as needed.
> Is there a schedule for these upgrades to be done (if not done
> already)? Is it possible to tell from the client side which mode a
> server/repository uses?

I actually don't know how to tell from the client-side which version of
Subversion the server is running.

As for the upgrade... we're looking into Subversion 1.5, but it appears
to be a nontrivial process to perform the upgrade and migrate merge information appropriately, so we need to read more, do
some test runs, check that other projects haven't run into serious
problems, etc. So much depends on the Subversion repository that we need
to be careful.

When we're ready to move, we'll send out an e-mail to the mailing list.

  - Doug

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