The dogfood system is now based on the July CTP (it’s nearly the same). Surprisingly, we had to fix the NIC setting on the production dogfood server. This time we knew where to look when we saw terrible data transfer rates from the server.
Rob Caron just posted that the July CTP is making its way through MSDN now. As Rob points out, be sure to check out the Known Issues and Readme pages.
One of the things that held up the release was we spent Monday trying to figure out why the communication between the source control mid-tier and client was terrible.
Here’s an update on what’s changed since June 1 (John’s last update was for May).
With assigned work items: 408 (down 26)
Version control users: 370 (up 51)
Work items: 39,156 (up over 5,900)
CSS nodes: 1,831 (up 120)
Versions: 298,879 (up 56,000)
Attached files: 9,629
Occasionally, the question about how to configure, after installation, the alert email SMTP server and from address setting have come up in the Team Foundation forum. Alerts are emails that are sent when a check-in occurs in the Team Project you specify,
John Lawrence has posted dogfood usage stats in the past. I took a look at the changeset “milestones” today. The rate of changesets being created has certainly increased as more users have been added to the system.
To get the latest changeset, you can run h changeset /latest or h changeset /latest /i if you don’t want the gui.
We’re still ironing out a few more wrinkles in preparation for the dogfood upgrade, but I wanted to go let folks know that it’s going to require two server machines to install. With beta 2 we had a setup that would allow you to install it all on a single machine,