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Please ask on the list before filing a new issue.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-30 17:51:24 CEST

Folks, we're getting tons of new issues, which is a Good Thing in
general, but some of them don't really belong in the issue tracker.
They're things that would be better solved by a quick conversation
here on the dev list. Compilation problems, behavior questions,
feature ideas that have been discussed before, that sort of thing.

*Please* be more conservative about filing issues. The issues
database is physically much more cumbersome than email. It wastes
people's time to have conversations in the issues database that should
be had in email. (This is not a libel against the issue tracker, it's
just a result of the fact that the issues database is for permanent
storage and flow annotation, not for real-time conversation.)

If you encounter a situation where Subversion is clearly behaving
wrongly, or behaving opposite to what the documentation says, then
it's okay to file the issue right away (after searching to make sure
it isn't already filed, of course!). But if you're

   a) Requesting a new feature, or
   b) Having build problems, or
   c) Not sure what the behavior should be, or
   d) Disagreeing with current intended behavior, or
   e) Not TOTALLY sure that others would agree this is a bug, or
   f) For any reason at all not sure this should be filed,

...then please post to the dev list first. You'll get a faster
response, and others won't be forced to use the issues database to
have the initial real-time conversations.

Nothing is lost this way. If we eventually conclude that it should be
in the issue tracker, then we can still file it later, after the
description and reproduction recipe have been honed on the dev list.

Thank you,

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Received on Tue Jul 30 18:05:42 2002

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