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Re: Re: Feature Request: "Show log" history mixed with a specified item history

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:07:16 -0400

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 11:22, Aleksey Miklin <Aleksey.Miklin_at_transas.com> wrote:
>> On 30.03.2011 17:50, Aleksey Miklin wrote:
>> > Hi again, Sorry for irksome question, but could you please answer my
>> > previous letter? Is the idea clear now? I think it is not too
>> > difficult to implement it. And so it could emulate the feature 'Show
>> > labels in history of item' in VSS that useful.
>>
>> Since it's not too difficult to implement, please send a patch.
>>
>> Stefan
>>
>
> Well, when I have a time, I will try to implement. But it seems to be easier to do it for your team, since the team is familiar with the code.
> Please add the issue to the tracker, if the feature is beleaved to be useful.

I think you're missing the point Stefan was making. The code is freely
available and if your change doesn't dovetail into the priorities &
schedules of the core developers (I imagine they're hard at work with
all the changes required for Subversion 1.7), you will be best off
implementing it yourself and contributing the work back if you want to
see it soon. That's how Open Source works.

If you already have an idea of what should be done (requirements) and
believe that it is "not too difficult to implement", then you should
have less difficulty implementing it than another developer because
you already understand the problem and solution. Getting to the point
where you can say with certainty that it is "not too difficult" should
be a good portion of the effort needed to actually make the change.

If you *don't* understand the TSVN & Subversion code to the degree
needed to be able to make such a statement, please don't tell someone
who does understand it whether something will be difficult or not.

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