Subversion 1.4 has been released, and it looks as though the upgrade should be entirely painless.
Working Copy Improvements
I did notice that, with Subversion 1.3, it took longer than I’d
have liked to check out working copies containing many tens of
thousands of files; the reason being the number of files created and
cached in the hidden
Huge working-copy performance improvements.
which later gets elaborated on:
The new working copy format allows the client to more quickly search a working copy, detect file modifications, manage property metadata, and deal with large files. The overall disk footprint is smaller as well, with fewer inodes being used.
This looks very promising.
I also note the apearance of
svnsync, “a new repository mirroring
tool”, which looks as if it will supercede a lot of home-brewed backup
scripts, as well as making my
on mirroring a Subversion repository incomplete.