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Re: Sparse directories: State of the Onion

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-08 22:20:55 CEST

On 9/8/07, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> On 8/30/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> > I recently reviewed all the remaining sparse directories stuff. The
> > quick summary:
> >
> > For one programmer, it would be about 2-4 weeks of work. Luckily,
> > it's very parallelizeable, so as long as we coordinate, we can
> > systematically mop this stuff up. Also, some things can maybe be
> > deferred to after 1.5; not everything on the list is a showstopper.
> >
> > The detailed version:
> >
> > Here's a rundown on all the issues. (I'm currently finishing #2882
> > ['make commit --depth work'], and intend to spend some parallel time
> > on #2846. I'll start on #2844 right after that, which overlaps with
> > some of the other issues.)
> >
> > Please post if there's anything important not on this list:
> Backwards-compatibility testing! My initial efforts in July revealed
> some serious bugs (which we fixed); unfortunately, I got busy
> finishing my thesis and moving to San Francisco and haven't finished
> new-client-old-server test infrastructure, but given the bugs we
> already found, I would be incredibly uncomfortable releasing 1.5
> without a way to automatically verify behavior of old clients with new
> servers and vice versa.

While I have not done any formal testing, I have used the 1.5 merge
code a lot with tigris.org servers as the back-end (which are running
1.3) and I have not ran into any problems.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Sat Sep 8 22:17:35 2007

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