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From Bob Archer <Bob.Arc...@amsi.com>
Subject RE: auto-upgrade of working copy
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:47:40 GMT
> >> We are only ever going to hear the complaints.  That does not
> mean
> >> they speak for the majority of users.
> >
> > Oh, I didn't mean to imply that I'd expect people to write in
> > out of the blue, asking for the feature to be kept.
> >
> > I meant to say that I cannot recall any user ever requesting
> > that auto-upgrades be kept during a discussion about whether
> > or not auto-upgrades should be happening or not.
> >
> > Is there anyone? If so, speak up, now is your chance :)
> 
> Well TortoiseSVN, as an example, has been downloaded over 22
> million times:
> 
> http://sourceforge.net/top/topalltime.php?type=downloads
> 
> I would guess a good percentage of those users, likely the
> majority,
> use no other SVN client.  In the Eclipse world we certainly have a
> decent number of users that do not know what a command line is or
> use
> any other client (probably not a majority of users though).
> 
> I think anyone that basically just uses one client enjoys the fact
> that they do not have to think about this aspect of Subversion.  We
> will soon enough learn if having to take a specific upgrade step
> introduces any usability problems for these users.
> 
> As I said though, I still think the explicit upgrade makes sense.
> It
> might cause some pain though.
> 

tortoise is a GUI and it could present a simple "Ok to upgrade your working copy" dialog.


Perhaps an email on the user list to do an informal poll? 

BOb


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