Updating svn server

Apache Subversion 1.8 is a superset of all previous Subversion releases, and is as of the time of its release considered the current "best" release.

Any feature or bugfix in 1.0.x through 1.7.x is also in 1.8, but 1.8 contains features and bugfixes not present in any earlier release.

In an effort to decrease the development burden of maintaining multiple HTTP client interfaces (and sets of bugs!

) serf is now the only HTTP client provider for Subversion.

The main benefit of skelta mode is that it allows a correctly set up Apache server or intermediate proxy server to cache ’s responses to handle later requests from the cache.

The svn 1.8 client with serf defaults to skelta mode for update operations (checkout, update, merge and export) instead of the bulk update mode used by previous versions.

To upgrade an existing server installation, just install the newest libraries and binaries on top of the older ones.

Subversion 1.8 maintains API/ABI compatibility with earlier releases, by only adding new functions, never removing old ones.

needs to be increased from 100 (the default) to at least 1000 (there is no reason why it could not be 10000).

This will improve performance by allowing serf clients to use fewer TCP connections to the server.

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