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Re: Making ra_serf the default for DAV

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-10-20 18:04:43 CEST

dglasser@gmail.com wrote on 10/20/2006 12:01:12 PM:

> On 10/19/06, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
>
> > 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
>
> A big difference between this and, say, making fsfs the default in 1.2
> was that 1.1 shipped with a "feature-complete" version of fsfs and
> explicitly told people to try to use it, whereas the 1.4 ra_serf is
> not feature complete and is probably not being used by anyone who
> isn't an svn developer.
>
> To be really conservative, we perhaps should release 1.5 with "serf
> works great, please try it" and if all's well, 1.6 with "serf is the
> default".
>
> However, that's really slow. Maybe we could somehow get a
> "feature-complete" ra_serf version out earlier, either by choosing to
> backport all (compatible) ra_serf changes to 1.4.2, or by somehow
> emphasizing that people should really really really test 1.5.0rc1 with
> ra_serf in production-like environments.

If you did the backports for 1.4.2, and offered a version of Windows
binaries on the web site, and told people Serf is faster, you would get
downloads and people trying it. Guaranteed.

Mark

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