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Re: Two svn_wc__db_t for single-db upgrade

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:46:06 -0400

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:03:04PM -0400, Bob Archer wrote:
>> I'm just talking as a user here... and not an svn dev... but do you
>> really need to spend time on a 1.6 to 1.7 WC upgrade? Why not just
>> have 1.7 not work with 1.7 WCs and tell the users they need to do a
>> new checkout with 1.7. I mean... it might annoy some people, but I
>> just think that the svn dev team would have "that much" more time to
>> work on the real features/functionality of 1.7. I'm sure upgrades from
>> WC-NG to WC-NG.Next will be much simpler and can/should still be
>> included.
>
> You're not alone. I just raised the same question in the dev IRC channel.
> There's value in the upgrade capability for users who have many and large
> working copies. But I also think that we shouldn't let weeks of developer
> time sink into this feature.
>
> I think that getting the simple upgrade cases working (no local mods,
> no conflicts) would already make many people happy.

We've already punted on some aspect of upgradability (no pending logs,
for instance), and it may be valuable to shift the line further toward
the common case. "You have local mods? Better commit 'em or make a
patch before upgrading."

-Hyrum
Received on 2010-08-27 18:46:52 CEST

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