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Re: auto-upgrade of working copy

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:38:13 -0400

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:

>> We are only ever going to hear the complaints.  That does not mean
>> they speak for the majority of users.
>
> Oh, I didn't mean to imply that I'd expect people to write in
> out of the blue, asking for the feature to be kept.
>
> I meant to say that I cannot recall any user ever requesting
> that auto-upgrades be kept during a discussion about whether
> or not auto-upgrades should be happening or not.
>
> Is there anyone? If so, speak up, now is your chance :)

Well TortoiseSVN, as an example, has been downloaded over 22 million times:

http://sourceforge.net/top/topalltime.php?type=downloads

I would guess a good percentage of those users, likely the majority,
use no other SVN client. In the Eclipse world we certainly have a
decent number of users that do not know what a command line is or use
any other client (probably not a majority of users though).

I think anyone that basically just uses one client enjoys the fact
that they do not have to think about this aspect of Subversion. We
will soon enough learn if having to take a specific upgrade step
introduces any usability problems for these users.

As I said though, I still think the explicit upgrade makes sense. It
might cause some pain though.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2010-07-01 16:39:50 CEST

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