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Re: Release targets and timeline for 1.4?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2006-01-28 16:51:54 CET

Marc Sherman wrote:
> Greg Stein wrote:
>> For something like version control, I would tend to think slower
>> cycles also, and would support a six-month cycle. What kind of
>> confidence can we give people if we are continually making new
>> releases. "Woah? What was wrong with the last one? They're making a
>> new release again?!"
>> Though hearing from "real" admins like Lieven, that can certainly
>> alter that viewpoint.
> Ok, if that's a request for more input from admins, I'll pitch in. I'm
> the svn admin for my company, and I'm eagerly awaiting 1.4 for the wc
> improvements -- they'll be a big win for all of our developers. I'm
> less interested in serf; we're currently using neon, and definitely
> experiencing performance pain with it, but I plan to alleviate that pain
> by getting svnserve access to our repositories set up within the next
> month, so serf won't be a big win for us.
> While 6 months seems to me to be the sweet spot for minor releases, IMO
> the current state of trunk is ripe for an exception to that rule.
Well, you could call _me_ a "real" admin, too, since I introduced SVN as
the VC tool of choice in our company. My story is a little different; we
won't use svnserve in the foreseeable future, because our setup depends
on authenticating against our Active Directory server, so that we have a
single centralised accounts database. We use Apache with a (locally
modified) mod_auth_kerb and stock mod_(dav|authz)_svn. Serf _might_ help
us performance-wise, but even if it does go into an (early) 1.4, I
certainly wouldn't use it in production until it's had some time to
prove itself. So in my case, I'd rather see serf in a somewhat later
1.4, after it's had time to soak for a bit.

-- Brane

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