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Re: Making ra_serf the default for DAV

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-10-19 18:04:24 CEST

On 10/19/06, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> > I'm also not comfortable with us shipping it as the default DAV
> > implementation until we get things like Digest Auth and GSSAPI working
> > at least as well as they do in Neon.
>
> So, there's a difference between shipping it and making it our default in trunk.
>
> It's kind of sitting on a chicken-and-egg requirement: if folks start
> to use it more, ra_serf will get more attention and it's more likely
> to get those features; but if we won't adopt it until it is
> feature-complete, I'm not sure I'll have the incentive to finish it up
> as it seems we're constantly playing 'fetch me a rock' with vague
> promises to switch as people add more things to my plate that I must
> do to consider switching the default in trunk.
>
> So, would we be willing to switch the default in trunk say next month?
> I'll do my best to get the Win32 stuff straightened out by then, but
> I can't commit to anything else before then. But, I really think it's
> good enough to start having this conversation.
>
> We can try it as the default for a few months, then we can then
> evaluate its stability and feature set when we're ready to consider
> starting the 1.5.x series. If we don't have all of the features we
> want by the time we start 1.5.x, then we can simply rollback the
> default to ra_dav for 1.5.x. -- justin

That seems like a reasonable path forward to me.

-garrett

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