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Re: FSFS as default for svn 1.2?

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-03-22 14:08:37 CET

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Brass Tilde wrote:

> > > 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
> > 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.
> So don't make either one the default. Make the user choose the one they
> want, posting an appropriate message when they fail to do so. Considering

Providing a choice is no excuse for not picking a good default. In this
case I think fsfs is the best default. If you get an "please choose the FS
backend" type of message, chances are big that people setting up a home
repository will just pick one of the choices (i.e. the first one?).

I am +1 on changing the default. And I agree with sussman about the
marketing thing of this change.


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