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Re: Fresh checkout vs 'svn upgrade': How good is good enough?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:56:43 -0400

On 06/07/2011 03:22 PM, Paul Burba wrote:
> 3) Is there a general sense that upgrade performance is currently
> adequate? Do we really care if upgrade is slower than a checkout, as
> long as it is in the ballpark? After all, this is a one-and-done
> operation for most users.

As you said, for most folks it's one-and-done. I certainly don't run 'svn
upgrade' often enough to have a feel for its performance. But, man, I have
trouble imagining that our users will be anything but appalled that it is
somehow faster to download all new copies of their files and such from the
network than just to fiddle with WC administrative data. Especially
considering the fact that our primary "sell" of 1.7 is precisely that such
admin fiddling is supposed to be faster with WC-NG. Knowwhatimean?

> 4) When we release 1.7 what will our default recommendation be
> (assuming the user has no local changes)? Upgrade or fresh checkout?
> I'm assuming the former, but are we open to the latter if performance
> is a problem?

I wouldn't propose an answer to this question until I knew more about
upgrade's performance characteristics nearer our release time. Out of
curiosity, though, how are you affected if others do have a strong opinion
about it?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2011-06-07 21:57:20 CEST

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