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Re: Feature-by-feature evaluation of v1.5

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:40:04 -0800

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> writes:
> > Here's a suggested list of features to look at [1]:
> >
> > # Merge Tracking
> > # Sparse checkouts
>
> > # Interactive conflict resolution
> > # WebDAV transparent write-through proxy
> > # Cyrus SASL support for ra_svn and svnserve
> > # Changelist support
> > # Relative and peg URLs in svn:externals
>
> I think we can eliminate these from your list:
>
>
> # Easier to try out experimental ra_serf DAV access module
> # Copy/move-related improvements
> # FSFS sharding
>
> The first is about ongoing serf improvements -- wherever that is in 1.5,
> that's what we release; it was never a release definer. The second is
> too vague for testers to do much with (there is a more detailed list in
> http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/manyhands/trunk/changes-1.5/CHANGES). The
> third is an under-the-hood kind of thing, IIRC.

Re copy/move improvements. This encompasses a few separate things.
One of them is the multi-target copy/move; this is pretty
straightforward and should be mentioned in the release notes as a
(minor) new capability.

The bigger question in my mind is the copy-on-update thing.
Specifically, there's a start towards this in 1.5, and the server-side
implementation works pretty well, but the wc/client side of things is
a little iffier. I think it is worth doing the "feature evaluation"
on this, specifically to decide whether or not it's in good enough
shape that it's even worth mentioning in the release notes at all, vs
just considering as a minor technical detail for CHANGES.

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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