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Re: when to upgrade?

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-24 00:29:32 CEST

"Hamilton Link" <helink@sandia.gov> writes:

> Would someone suggest what might be a reasonable strategy for upgrading?
> Dumping and loading the database on either side of a re-installation
> seems like the supported tactic, but what's a good strategy -- is it
> mostly advisable when the database format changes or I encounter some
> known problem, or are there good reasons for keeping up with the interim
> releases?

The dump/load thing is only required when the database format changes.

As for when to upgrade, the point releases should be "basically safe"
times to upgrade. You should at least check out the CHANGES file that
comes in each release tarball to see if the new code scratches an itch
of yours, or offers some fun new features, or fixes some bad bad
thing. That's the best strategy I can think of for deciding when a
good time to upgrade might be.

Of course, that there are dozens of us who upgrade our instantiations
of Subversion every so many N revisions (where N is certainly < 20),
generally without detriment to our general uses of the product. And I
think our development community is extremely quick to identify and
solve those bugs that crop up which actually do affect the usefulness
of the tool. I'm quite proud of what our developers and volunteers
offer to the stability and quality of Subversion. Our bleeding edge
is a gushing fountain of blood, but tourniquets are easy to come by.

Just my thotz,

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Received on Sat Aug 24 01:00:15 2002

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