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Re: Making ra_serf the default for DAV

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-10-20 20:07:43 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> 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.

Yes, and I would get serf and a subversion variant into into MacPorts so that we
could use it there.

Regards,
Blair

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