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Re: [PATCH] for 1.8 release notes (was Re: Missing info in release notes about http bulk updates config options)

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:24:42 +0200

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM, Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be> wrote:
> Hi,
> Attached a patch to the site branch that tries to explain
> SVNAllowBulkUpdates and http-bulk-updates in the 1.8 release notes.
> Anyone care to review and fix where needed? I'm not a lot at my pc
> tonight and tomorrow so feel free to commit directly.

Thanks, Lieven. This is great and much needed info. I've taken the
liberty to commit it to the site, with some small tweaks:

- Corrected the id of the section to match the named anchor.

- Tweaked the part "For the user ..." to say that "auto" will use
skelta mode with a 1.8 server *unless it has SVNAllowBulkUpdates set
to Prefer*.

- Tweaked the notice about setting SVNAllowBulkUpdates to say *For 1.8
servers ...*.

If needed, further tweaks / fixes can be made while it's already live
on the site.

One possible addition that comes to mind (but I'll leave it to someone
else to write this -- it's already past 3 am here :-)): an additional
benefit of skelta mode is the client-side optimization of not
requesting pristines that are already in the pristine store (very
powerful when using 'switch', or when having multiple branches checked
out in a sparse working copy). But when adding that, the "notice"
suggesting to use "Prefer" if there is no intermediate caching server,
is no longer accurate (unless you see this client-side optimization as
just another caching server :-)).

Received on 2013-06-20 03:25:33 CEST

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