Recently I received a portage update to Subversion 1.7. Since this version uses a new working copy layout I was a bit sceptic about how much work upgrading to 1.7 would really be.
So far the update went really smooth. I upgraded the svn client and had to migrate (svn upgrade) the working copy. The working copy is significantly smaller after the migration:
|Subversion 1.6||Subversion 1.7||Size diff|
|customer project 1||957M||676M||70.64%|
|customer project 2||14M||7.5M||53.57%|
|Mule community 3.x||342M||200M||58.48%|
SVN operations like running an update or reverting a lot of changes seem to be a bit faster. I can’t say if subversion in Eclipse behaves faster or not - haven’t my mind made up just yet.
I’ll leave the server part and all the related tools (Jenkins, Sventon etc.) for another post later.