Thanks Philip. 

Somewhat reassuring. I understand that many new features and commands 
wouldn't be available to older versions. So, I assume that if I did operate 
git with a version dissonance (new on server and old locally), I'd have to 
restrict myself to using the git-commands available to the oldest version 
only. 

I guess my main concern was that if I upgraded either one or both local and 
remote copies, I could potentially create some sort of architectural 
conflict; and thus bork my repro.

Seb


 

On Sunday, 9 February 2014 10:43:42 UTC+1, Philip Oakley wrote:
>
> ´╗┐ 
> The policy of the Git maintainer (Junio) on the main git list is to try 
> very hard to ensure backward compatibility wherever possible.
>  
> There will be some small changes, but from what I see, most folk manage OK 
> with their older versions while still talking to newer server versions. 
> Obviously you won't have 'improvements' but that's your choice (what you 
> don't have you don't miss as my mum used to say ;-)
>  
> The release notes are quite copious if you do have a problem.
>  
> I expect others will chime in with more focussed information as I'm not 
> using those versions... 
>  
> Philip
> ---
> If you want to browse the posts on the git list 
> http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> *From:* Seb <javascript:> 
> *To:* git-...@googlegroups.com <javascript:> 
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 09, 2014 6:43 AM
> *Subject:* [git-users] Upgrading Git version on server and/or local 
> machines
>
> I've been running git 1.7.6 on both my local machines (osx) and my 
> staging/production server (Linux/Ubuntu), the central repo is held on 
> Assembla.  
>
> I just bought a new server (Linux/CentOS) and was wondering what gremlins 
> I should expect if I install the latest version of git on it? 
>
> My main preoccupations are that I've got a number of ongoing projects that 
> are all "in git1.7.6". So if I upgrade git on the server's box, would 
> anything break? I'm also assuming that I'd also have to upgrade git version 
> on my local machines too, no? Would anything totally evil happen if I 
> installed the latest version of git on the external server and left the old 
> version on my local machines? What's the given practice?
>
> Cheers. 
>
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