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
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.
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...
> If you want to browse the posts on the git list
> ----- Original Message -----
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 09, 2014 6:43 AM
> *Subject:* [git-users] Upgrading Git version on server and/or local
> 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
> 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?
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