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Re: serf vs neon

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-07 21:08:26 CET

On 11/7/07, Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey@patni.com> wrote:
> I am setting up a new subversion server over http. I have total freedom
> to configure the server and all the clients in any way I want. I have
> been reading everything I can find, and I find myself slightly confused
> on the serf vs neon subject.
> I understand serf can offer performance improvement over neon, but does
> it require a particular version of the svn client, in order to gain that
> improvement? Do the default configurations of ... say ... TortoiseSVN
> include support for the serf enhancements?
> Are serf and neon mutually exclusive? Should I build the server with
> only serf, or should I build it with both serf & neon?
> In order to get the awesomest experience possible for the users, what's
> recommended here? (Priority #1 is stability, and priority #2 is
> performance.) Our clients run on all 3 - Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

Serf and Neon are purely client side. So go ahead and build your
server and then use either.

In SVN 1.5 you can build a client with both and choose at runtime
which one you want to use. With SVN 1.4 you will want to use Neon.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Wed Nov 7 21:08:45 2007

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