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Re: [PATCH] RETRY: Patch to update the Binary Package download page with client-only, no-registration option

From: Andy Singleton <andy_at_assembla.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:21:26 -0500

  The proposed links are not duplicates. 90% of users by count will
want the client only, with no registration, which is what these links
provide. WANdisco's distributions combine the client and server.
Collabnet's links require registration.

As an aside, users are also going to want update information for other
clients, not just clients from Apache + one sponsoring vendor. The 1.7
upgrade changes the working copy and requires that users upgrade all of
the clients that act on one repository. Ideally, they shouldn't need to
hunt around for all the new versions. It's all part of the upgrade
experience.

An alternative is to negotiate with Collabnet and WANdisco to get an
improved 1.7 upgrade experience. I also pursued that route, but it is a
slow process. I determined that it would be more effective to gather
together the client-only packages with proper attribution.

Attached is the patch in a format that applied correctly for me. The
last one had an extra newline or something. I'm sorry for the patch
clumsiness. In my world, we don't send patches, we foreign merge, so it
takes me a while to get adjusted.

On 12/1/2011 11:33 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 02.12.2011 05:12, Andy Singleton wrote:
>> Shortly we will be putting up clients with new open source features
>> that we have been working on, like EasySVN and Newmerge. If you want
>> to use your seniority to turn this sort of thing out of the Apache
>> community, then I guess there is always the option of forking.
> Your attitude isn't helping. You want us to advertise your service (for
> free) and threaten to fork if we don't? You're not likely to get
> anywhere in any community with that kind of aggressive posturing.
>
> That said, I don't see why linking to Assembla's download site would be
> a problem. It does feel a bit silly to list WANdisco's packages twice,
> but that's a matter of taste.
>
> -- Brane
>

Received on 2011-12-02 15:22:07 CET

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