[tex-live] subversion 1.4.4 running

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jul 30 00:16:28 CEST 2007

I've installed subversion 1.4.4 on tug.  The claim is that there are
significant speed/space improvements in working repository copies, but I
have to recreate the repo to take advantage.  That's no problem, but the
further claim is that older clients will then not know what to do with a
1.4 working copy.

I think an older client simply accessing the repo over the net would be
unaffected, but I have no way to know for sure until we try it.  What I
saw on the net was some reports from people using GUI tools.  If anyone
here cares, let me know, else I will try updating the repo in a few days.

Incidentally, there's a new program "svnsync" in the 1.4 distribution,
which is intended for exactly updating read-only copies of a repo.
Perhaps it will be of interest to some, or perhaps not.


P.S. For those of you actually working on tug, you may notice that 
svn --version and --help are broken, although everything else works as
far as I can tell.  I'm looking into it.  Sigh.

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