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Re: Is 1.7 in sight?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:57:02 -0400

On Sep 28, 2009, at 1:54 PM, Bob Archer wrote:

> Hi Devs,
> I recall from the beginning of the year all the discussion about the
> performance of svn on a Windows client and how there was no need to
> try to fix or improve it because ng-WC would be in 1.7.
> One of the users on the list said that was just too far away. To
> which a dev, I don't recall which said he would be surprised if 1.7
> wasn't released by the end of August and there wouldn't be such a
> long release cycle like we had with 1.5 again.
> So, any ideas on when we will see 1.7? I looked in the source and
> see there still isn't a 1.7 branch....
> I'm not being demanding here, just curious. Any bones? Last time I
> asked about maybe getting alpha builds I was told it was still too
> early to start testing it.

While the timeline is still in flux, I'm hoping to have 1.7 feature-
complete by year's end. The complicated part is that we've been
striving to maintain backward compatibility with existing formats and
API, which is Hard. The good news is that since we've been doing the
work incrementally on Subversion's trunk, the code has been exposed to
the standard battery of regression tests and regular use by members of
the development team.

We're committed to not duplicating the release fiasco that was 1.5,
and have postponed a number of potential features from the 1.7 release
in the effort to ship it in a timely fashion. However, there is still
some minimal amount of work needed to complete wc-ng, and at this
point, it's a question of having sufficient resources to do the work.
We still accept patches. :)

wc-ng is an effort to design the working copy metadata storage in a
way which work, works well, and is extensible later one. It isn't a
panacea, but hopefully wc-ng will address common problems felt by a
wide swath of our user community. I use Subversion on a daily basis,
and as a user am excited to have the improvements this feature
promises to deliver.

You can always test the latest trunk sources, by either checking the
code out directly from the repository, or using the nightly source
distributions we provide: http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/nightly/
Since the APIs are still fairly fluid, I don't yet know of any third-
parties which are currently shipping binaries based upon trunk.



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