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Re: RFC: Reworking server handling of case insensitive clients


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: RFC: Reworking server handling of case insensitive clients
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 09:44:48 -0400
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Derek Robert Price wrote:

| Additional Notes
|
| It turns out that the CVS client/server protocol specification
specifies that
| clients will preserve case in Entries, so the server may count on this
behavior
| and use that filename value to look for archives case-sensitively
rather than
| going through the case-insensitive lookup and thus the filter
functions.  This
| fix may be viable on the stable branch if not already implemented
correctly.


Does anyone know whether most CVS clients are preserving the server's
file case in CVS/Entries as doc/cvsclient.texi specifies they should?
I'd like to fix the stable branch to rely on this feature of clients,
but I would not want to release a new stable release that was suddenly
incompatible with most clients, regardless of whether those clients are
broken or not.

Derek
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