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Re: FSFS as default for svn 1.2?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-22 06:55:00 CET

On Mar 21, 2005, at 11:33 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> This has been discussed on IRC from time to time, but I guess not on
> the mailing list. Since we want to branch for 1.2 pretty soon, now is
> the time to decide it.
> Although neither back end is perfect, I think FSFS is less likely to
> bite new users than BDB is. As such, I think it makes a better
> default. It wouldn't have been prudent to make it the default in 1.1
> due to lack of maturity, but I don't think that is a concern any
> longer.
> I guess the right way to decide this is a +/- vote, although people
> should give arguments if they have them. I'm +1, of course.

I could go either way, so I won't vote just yet.

My only caveat: if we do decide to switch to FSFS as the default, we
need to be very careful about how we announce/describe that fact. It
might be very easy for people to think that we're dropping BDB support
(or deprecating it, phasing it out) when in fact the exact opposite is
true: Sleepycat is working to make BDB better, and we're working to
make better use of it. It's just that none of that will be visible yet
in 1.2. :-/

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