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From Branko ─îibej <br...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: Subversion 1.9 working copy compatibility
Date Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:34:59 GMT
On 16.03.2015 15:58, Marc Strapetz wrote:
> From my experiments with Subversion 1.9 binaries and the listed
> changes in the release notes, Subversion 1.9 seems to be backwards
> compatible with Subversion 1.8 working copies. Is that correct?

There are no schema changes, but 1.9 is faster at many working copy
operations due to more optimized queries.

> If so, it makes sense to update the "Upgrading the Working Copy" section:
>
> https://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.9.html#wc-upgrade
>
> At least I was initially reluctant to try Subversion 1.9 on my
> real-world working copies to avoid troubles when switching back to 1.8.

Absolutely; the release notes are not final until 1.9.0 is released;
that's why they're not published on our site (i.e., there's no link to
the 1.9 release notes on the site). We'll be updating them until the
last minute.

-- Brane


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