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Re: GUI for subversion?

From: Jay Freeman \(saurik\) <saurik_at_saurik.com>
Date: 2002-06-06 22:40:56 CEST

Glenn:

I'd more like the Unix people to be careful about the Windows builds. When
new files are added, people should be notified so the build scripts can be
updated. When more fundamental issues come up (such as the major read-only
regression that likely still hasn't been fixed), the code should be rolled
back. There was even a milestone that almost went out a few months ago with
a Win32 client that couldn't even do a checkout. There was more interest in
getting the milestone out for the Unix people than getting the patch that I
had sent in applied to the Win32 build. I am pretty sure it got applied,
but only because I made an annoying argument to the case.

I understand that my e-mail here is a little abrasive, but it's a
culmination of being fed up for months, dealing with other people who are
now thouroughly convinced that we won't be able to switch to Subversion for
the projects I have been advocating it for due to the seeming lack of Win32
empathy, and a number of mis-starts on an e-mail that voices these very
sentiments. I finally gave up when I noticed that a response to the GUI
message started turning into that same thread in my head and just wrote it
out.

Sincerely,
Jay Freeman (saurik)
saurik@saurik.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn A. Thompson" <gthompson@cdr.net>
To: "Subversion Dev list" <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: GUI for subversion?

> Jay,
>
>
> > The "if Windows
> > developers want it to work, they can contribute fixes for it" attitude
was
> > inexcusable to me on a project that claims to be cross platform as well
as
> > specifically listing "Windows" as a target.
>
> You want unix people contributing Windows fixes.
> Why?
>
> > *will have to play with the windows build later today and see if it is
all
> > happiness yet with things like directory moves and deletes (the most
common
> > issues caused by the poorly designed read-only file API in APR that the
Unix
> > people added), case _in_sensitivity in file names (which totally
thrashed a
> > lot of work that a friend of mine did when I gave him access to a
repository
> > and subversion kept silently going insane on the server when he would
fail
> > to type the file names in the same case as they were on the drive), /
vs. \
> > at the command line, and the other long list of things that has been a
known
> > issue since forever*
>
> Yikes!!!!!!!!!!
> Bitter Beer Face :-)
>
>
>
>
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