Please upgrade subversion server to 1.5.x

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#1

Hi,

I’ve been using a subversion repository at dreamhost for a while and all is great. Would it be possible to upgrade to 1.5.x somewhere in the near future?
Dreamhost is still running 1.4.2 which is from November 2006 (see http://subversion.tigris.org/release-history.html). Having version 1.5.x would add the much appreciated merge-tracking to subversion.


#2

It’s already in the suggestion list. You can vote for it there:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies - Subversion&search=subversion

-Scott


#3

Sorry, I missed that one. Just added my vote, although it doesn’t give much hope that the suggestion is almost two years old. Hopefully others will vote as well.

If you’re interested, please cast your vote at https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies - Subversion


#4

Now would be a good time to upgrade the Dreamhost Subversion server version from version 1.4 – especially now that version 1.6 has been released, and version 1.4 is no longer supported by the developers (i.e. no more releases/bug fixes on 1.4.x).

Merge tracking anyone?

Go here to vote for the “Upgrade Subversion to newest version” suggestion:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies±+Subversion

Bill


#5

[EDIT: fixed subject to reflect version 1.6.x]

Now would be a good time to upgrade the Dreamhost Subversion server version from version 1.4 – especially now that version 1.6 has been released, and version 1.4 is no longer supported by the developers (i.e. no more releases/bug fixes on 1.4.x).

Merge tracking anyone?

Go here to vote for the “Upgrade Subversion to newest version” suggestion:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies±+Subversion

Bill


#6

I agree. Can’t DreamHost offer just one server running version 1.6 of subversion to start with?
Then everyone who complains to support about the subversion version could get a repository on subversion 1.6.

Oh yeah and go here to vote for the “Upgrade Subversion to newest version” suggestion:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies+-+Subversion


#7

I’m all for 1.6. And I agree with whoever said the DH lists Subversion as a feature, and with 1.4.2 they’re seriously out of date. I just submitted a support ticket regarding this. Maybe everyone else should too, to try and get their attention?


#8

(again!)

Keeping the dream alive for SVN 1.6.x…

Version 1.6.6 came out today, and the DreamHost version is stuck at 1.4.2. Below are some of the tons of features we’re missing out on. These are broadstrokes, the full details at the URLS below. Vote for this issue here:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=Goodies - Subversion&search=subversion

New in Subversion 1.6
http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.6_releasenotes.html

  • Improved handling of authentication data
  • Repository root relative URLs
  • Improvements to svn:externals
  • Detection of tree conflicts
  • Filesystem storage improvements
  • Ctypes Python Bindings
  • Improved interactive conflict resolution
  • Sparse directory exclusion
  • Logging support for svnserve
  • New public HTTP URI syntax for examining history
  • Command-line client improvements
  • API changes, improvements, and much language bindings work
  • More than 65 new bug fixes, enhancements

New in Subversion 1.5
http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.5_releasenotes.html

  • Merge tracking (foundational)
  • Sparse checkouts (via new --depth option)
  • Interactive conflict resolution
  • Changelist support
  • Relative URLs, peg revisions in svn:externals
  • Cyrus SASL support for ra_svn and svnserve
  • Improved support for large deployments on FSFS, via sharding
  • Improved FSFS optimizability, via immutable file isolation
  • WebDAV transparent write-through proxy
  • Improvements to copy and move
  • Speed improvements, cancellation response improvements
  • Easier to try experimental ra_serf DAV access module
  • API changes, improvements, and much language bindings work
  • More than 150 new bug fixes, enhancements

#9

SVN 1.5 is installed on all of our newer servers. If you’d like to be moved to one of these servers, email support and we’ll get to it.

Wow, I totally fail. We do not currently have SVN 1.5 installed (I was looking at my private testing machine, which is running a rather experimental configuration), but we do have an issue open for our developers to build and install packages for either 1.5 or 1.6. I’ll keep you all posted on any developments.


#10

bump

+1 from here too… we’re running 1.6.6 clients (TortoiseSVN) and I’m a bit worried that we’re going to start hitting some of the tree conflict resolution bugs that exist between 1.6 clients and server < 1.6.


#11

Is there a resource issue with installing SVN 1.6 yourself?

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#12

Hmmm… I wasn’t aware that was an option? I thought that the servers were shared between a whole bunch of users? Surely updating one instance affects all others?


#13

I believe you could setup SVN 1.6 locally on an account.

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#14

You can install a SVN 1.6 client yourself, but that won’t affect the mod_dav_svn server (which is embedded in Apache). Moreover, if you start messing with the repository using your 1.6 client, mod_dav_svn may end up unable to read it – so we don’t recommend this!


#15

oh! I forgot where I was for a minute there. Probably my packet loss kicking in again :blush:

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#16

I’m interested in having SVN updated as well, we’re currently using a 1.5x client and would appreciate being able to use merge tracking.


#17

I would love to see this too… I don’t see how this is a feature to vote on, it’s just a software update… I mean… it’s inevitable, even if it has to go through some sort of Q&A process…


#18

Bump…

Yes, let’s get to it - please?


#19

We’re working on it!


#20

Good news, all - svn 1.5.1 is ready to go, and should start showing up on all servers in the Homie cluster within the next week or two. Users on older clusters may or may not get the upgrade, depending on what Debian release their servers are running.

1.6 will have to wait a bit longer, as there’s no etch backport for it yet.