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Re: Release note suggestions

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-12 04:37:32 CET

Gary, thanks for the wonderful suggestions. I've forwarded them to
the development list on this response so folks there will see them.

Gary Feldman <g1list_1a@marsdome.com> writes:

> Having just upgraded to 1.1.1, I have two recommendations to make for
> the release notes:
>
> 1. Make them available from the Download page, and maybe the home
> page. It took me quite a while to find them.
>
> 2. Include a compatibility section. The first question I was asked
> when I scheduled the upgrade was whether users would have to upgrade
> their clients immediately. I couldn't find an answer to this (but
> since the upgrade on Windows was more or less painless, I just did the
> upgrade anyway - since other developers had been asking for it for
> some time).
>
> I'm not asking for all clients to be listed, just a section indicating
> the oldest svn command line client that will work with the new server,
> and the oldest server that will work with the new command line
> client. Even when the answer is trivial (i.e. they all work), it
> should be explicitly stated.
>
> Come to think of it, it should probably also indicate the oldest
> version that doesn't require the database to be dumped. I know I
> found a statement to that effect somewhere (but it was technically
> wrong, since it just gave a blanket "unnecessary" without allowing for
> the possibility that someone might be upgrading from 0.3 to 1.1.1). I
> can't find that statement now, which just reinforces my desire for
> point 1 above.
>
> Gary
>
>
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