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Re: Upgrading Older Version to Newer

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Upgrading Older Version to Newer
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 17:41:07 -0400 (EDT)

Jake Colman writes:
> The repository itself needs no conversion?

Correct.  (Save, perhaps, for some of the administrative files.)

> The new CVS executable will
> simply work with the old/current repository?

Yes.  And, for the most part, old clients will work with new servers and
new clients will work with old servers.  You can even have new and old
releases accessing the repository at the same time.

> Are there any dependencies on
> version of the underlying rcs binaries?

CVS hasn't used RCS binaries since CVS 1.9; all the RCS functionality is
built in to CVS.

> The jump from 1.10.7 to 1.11.6 seems
> fairly large, no?  Doesn't that jump cover quite a few intermediate releases?

Yes, but it's still 1.x!  Any incompatible change to the repository
would result in CVS 2.x.

-Larry Jones

It's going to be a long year. -- Calvin

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