RE: .svn vs _svn on VS.NET (ASP.NET)
From: Bryan Andrews <bandrews_at_trendinfluence.com>
Date: 2004-03-09 16:10:29 CET
Is it desirable to have Windows asp.net developers using subversion and thus have a larger community? If not then your response is valid.
Your response was filled with ranting and inaccuracies (ASP.net is not an IDE and the SDK is not product for sale) and name calling toward a technology and company that whether or not you like them have a large user base (I venture to say the largest in the world).
Sure it has its shortcomings. Everyone does. We are talking about whether or not developers who use that platform should have a great source control system (Subversion) be compatible with the tools they use.
Your argument has nothing to do with whether or not this change should be made and to be honest affects you way less than myself and the others who are asking for this to be done. It works great for you. If you had my problem and your organization would not adopt it because of such a minor issue, you would be asking for this too.
Let it be noted that the only reason I called this out is because your response directly affects our organizations chance of picking up this great system and to be honest was exactly what I said: "Poor attitude, very subjective, and not pertinent".
What is funny is that there are more people who have replied to this thread in support of this than there are against it - yet somehow they are the "minority".
I understand that this has been discussed before. I read the archives and the faq but things change. Even the constitution has amendments.
The only statistics I can give are that there are 1.5 million CERTIFIED Microsoft professionals and who knows how many developers... It has been estimated to be over 4 million web developers (any technology) world wide. ASP.net has (in the US) surpassed java and php for web development and the only web platform that is used more (in the US) is classic asp.
Bottom line is that you are saying that asp.net developers are not important ("not an important target audience") to the Subversion community. I am saying I hope that is not true.
Bryan Andrews wrote:
I am directly attacking your basic premise that ASP.Net is an important target
Consider this the last e-mail of yours that I respond to...
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