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RE: release date of Subversion 1.7

From: Todd Gleason <Todd.Gleason_at_elekta.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:13:46 -0700

> 1.6.x is very stable now, with some interesting additional fixes
> proposed
> for 1.6.17:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/branches/1.6.x/STATUS
> It's unlikely that 1.7.0 will initialy be as stable as 1.6.x.
> So I would recommend staying with 1.6.x for up to 6 months even after
> 1.7.0
> is released. Unless you really need one of the new 1.7.x features right
> away.

To be frank, we have been unable to find a compelling reason to upgrade our server from 1.5, though on the client end we use 1.6 versions. The unfortunate thing is that the various improvements made since early 1.5 have almost never said (in the release notes) whether they were on the client or on the server, and we cannot justify the cost/risk of an upgrade without knowing more specifics. My general sense is that there would be some improvements with merging behavior, and memory leak fixes, but I don't know what all they would be and we usually restart our server often enough to avoid serious leak issues.

Knowing that we'll get SOME number of bug fixes, and the new HTTP library, will make the server upgrade to 1.7 worthwhile, though of course there will be an obvious question of the server stability with 1.7.0. On the client end, I expect we'll encourage people to upgrade within 1-3 months of 1.7, whether that means 1.7.0 or later.


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