Stefan Küng wrote:
> Kevin Radke wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> However, it wouldn't take much effort to include them, and if you
>>>> did, it would be supremely convenient -- if I want Subversion on
>>>> Windows, I just install TortoiseSVN. I don't need to go digging
>>>> around for a suitable Subversion installer as well.
>>> Not much effort? Have you tried it?
>>> Sure, our build system already *does* build svn.exe and svnadmin.exe.
>>> But they're linked statically to the svn libs too, so no dlls either.
>>>> I'll try a different angle: would you consider it if I were to provide
>>>> patches? (Just trying to gauge whether or not it's an "Absolutely no
>>>> way, for reasons X, Y, Z.", or a "Meh, not really bothered either way,
>>>> if you want to send patches we'll consider it.".)
>>> Nope, sorry:
>> Just as another datapoint, I would find it useful.
>>> * it would increase our installer file by several MBs, which a lot of
>>> users would complain about
>>> * if we ship it, we have to support it. Way too much work.
>> On the other side of the coin:
>> You already ask people to "see if things break with the command line
>> client", so it may actually help in support activities because it would
>> be much easier to have them try the command line client...
> It would definitely *not* help. When we ask people to reproduce an issue
> with the command line client we do that so they can report the issue on
> the Subversion mailing list.
> If they would report that they've used the client built with TSVN, the
> Subversion devs would just ignore those posts and refer them back to us.
Since I assume there would no code changes from the release, I doubt
they would do that. I've never seen them care if it was a SlikSVN, or
tigris, or collabnet compiled command line version. (In fact, the
developers don't even endorse the tigris version.)
But yes, that was the "best" positive I could come up with, and it
is admittedly a VERY weak argument. :)
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Received on 2009-01-28 02:02:23 CET