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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Parallel branches/tags/trunk directories
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:21:20 GMT
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 13:07, Mike Cepek <> wrote:

>> What version of the server are you running? I think if you use Sparse directories
with a pre 1.6 server
>> the server sends all the files and the client just throws away what doesn't fit into
your requested depth.
> Ah.  Our server reports itself as 1.4.2.  That probably explains why it took so long. 
I have no idea what the odds are of having our server upgraded (used by many other projects).

You're on a very old, unsupported release. That should be a very
strong influence in getting the system upgraded to a newer version (or
stand up a new server & migrate projects as schedules allow). The
farther you fall behind, the more painful your upgrade path will
become (this is true for almost all software).

I'm trying to find the documentation (release notes, CHANGES file) to
corroborate Bob's description of how Sparse Directories work with
pre-1.6 servers, but I can't. I have the same recollection he does -
that you're still downloading everything and just discarding the items
that don't match the depth you've set. I see the same behavior with my
1.5.2 server and 1.6 clients.

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