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Re: New comer

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-01-17 00:27:46 CET

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 10:38:49PM +0100, Nadim Khemir wrote:
> Hi all,
> A (very) short presentation: Nadim, 35, loves perl and C++, writes software
> for a living, plays CS every wednsday, uses Win2K, SSafe, have tried CVS
> both stink. I am quite direct so expect hot debates (I think all and

Non-constructive "directness" is useless and has no place on this list.
Being direct and helpful is quite welcome!

> - The documentation on how to get it to work is, well I don't find words
> arsh enough. Specially when using Win32. OK there are binaries for Win32 but

Think "in development". Think "can I help?" And read Branko's reply :-)

We have a TON of work to do. And people tend to work on what they like. The
doc will get done; it is just a matter of "when". Frankly, I've found that
the community here has been much better with doc than some of the other
communities that I'm involved with.

> - I18N, what a bad idea! I am born tunisian, raised in France, live in

We aren't doing i18n for 1.0. That will come in a later release. But it will
be here. We want to have user-friendly error messages. Our target market is
everybody -- from hard core programmers to senile grandmothers.

> - In arch, there is a way to tag a file so arch can see if it has been moved
> or renamed. that's a great idea. Is it planned in SVN?

Subversion allows you to do complete moves, copies, and deletes of *both*
file and directories. Assuming that is what you're seeking (I'm not familiar
with 'arch', so I don't know the feature you're referring to), then we
definitely have it.

> - Planned in SVN,but with low priority, is the "local" repository, so the

Our working copies are much better than CVS. You can do a helluva lot
without talking to the repository: add, remove, move, copy, diff, etc. You
can find out what you've changed, what those changes are, etc. The only real
things that you need the network repository for are updates and commits.

That *does* mean that you can't do multiple commits to a local repository,
and then sync those up to a master repository.

> - The mailling list is a spam generator, I give a better example: wxWindows
> send 1 or 2 mails per days containing in turn 10-20 mails and at the top of
> the mail a list over the contents. something to think about.

Haven't you ever heard of "digest" mode? That is obviously how you're
reading the wxWindows mailing lists. There are two options here:

1) go to the subversion project on tigris.org and subscribe yourself in
   Digest mode; that will be for your tigris.org mail account, tho.
2) ask a mailing list admin (such as myself and a few others), and we can
   move you from the per-message to the digest mode of the mailing list (for
   whatever email address)

> -who does what, when and how? How does one help?

Read the HACKING document for starters.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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