SVNCompat14 Plugin

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This plugin forces the built-in SVNKit library to use the Subversion 1.4 working copy format (instead of the most recent one it supports).

Plugin Information

Plugin ID svncompat14 Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
Nov 19, 2011
subversion (version:1.3)
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Open Issues
Kohsuke Kawaguchi (id: kohsuke)
Jesse Farinacci (id: jieryn)
Usage Installations 2013-Apr 159
2013-May 180
2013-Jun 174
2013-Jul 183
2013-Aug 158
2013-Sep 166
2013-Oct 162
2013-Nov 155
2013-Dec 178
2014-Jan 177
2014-Feb 172
2014-Mar 176


As of version 1.243, Hudson now uses Subversion 1.4 compatible format when creating a new workspace, while still supporting Subversion 1.5 compatible format if it's already there. This eliminates the need for the SVNCompat14 Plugin.

As of version 1.238, Hudson started to bundle SVNKit 1.2.0-beta-2 to support svn:// access to Subversion 1.5 servers.

This also meant that working copies created by Hudson when checking out were in the version 1.5 working copy format. This caused problems, if a build process involved some external tools that were still based on the Subversion 1.4.x line (e.g. "Client too old" warnings, see comments in issue 1856). Updating these external tools did solve the problems, but sometimes this was not an option.

  • When this plugin is installed, SVNKit will act as a Subversion 1.4 client.
  • To return to Hudson's default behaviour (i.e. let SVNKit choose the most recent working copy file format it supports), just uninstall the plugin.
  • This plugin has no user interface - you won't notice any new GUI gagdet.
  • Currently, this is a global setting, affecting all projects hosted within a single Hudson instance. 


Release 1.1 (2011-11-19)

  • JENKINS-11805

Release 1.0


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