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Re: Space wasting

From: <rbb_at_rkbloom.net>
Date: 2004-03-08 23:45:01 CET

Quoting Alvin Thompson <al@thompsonlogic.com>:

> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > I do not agree that "this list" has shown having a .svn directory to be
> > a major limitation. Perhaps for you and a small (but vocal) minority,
> > but not for the majority of the list.
>
> actually, i use linux and don't have a problem at all. but i understand
> that there is more to this than having it work adequately for me; if
> this product is to be adopted beyond a small niche of developers it must
> be made to work well with any/all mainstream products. it's a good
> product, and i want to see that the benefits of this good product are
> available to as many people as possible. having the attitude, 'it works
> for me so i don't care about anyone else' is not likely to give some
> project lead a warm, fuzzy feeling when evaluating which VCS to use.
>
> no doubt, SVN is a technically superior product. but many technically
> superior products have gone by the wayside because they didn't play well
> with existing, 'inferior' products (where's my OS2 disk?).

OS/2 didn't die because it didn't interoperate well with 'inferior' products.
OS/2 died becaue IBM doesn't know how to market to the masses. IBM has just
recently learned how to do marketing, with the newest e-business tv ads. Most
people within IBM accept that OS/2 died for completely non-technical reasons.

Ryan

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