With the release of WordPress 3.1, I'm about to update my own WP installation. I've had a thought about the different ways one can do the update: by hand (ugh), via Subversion checkout on the server, and using the built-in updater.
To this point I've used the SVN route, not sure why, possibly that was from before WP added the auto-update feature. It's a minor hassle though, as I have to log in to the server and run
svn up to get the new release - admittedly that's not a big deal, but it's an extra step over logging into WP to apply the update.
I would imagine that the WP folks have worked hard on the auto update feature and kept it as smooth as possible. With that in mind, should I just not bother with an SVN checkout to run my site, and just use the updater? Or is there any reason why I should keep using the SVN method?