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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Bob Gustafson <bobgus_at_rcnChicago.com>
Date: 2002-12-20 20:10:01 CET

>Bob Gustafson <bobgus@rcnChicago.com> writes:
>> However, as a newby to the discussion, why not challenge some of the
>> current assumptions... At least that is where I am coming from.
>Absolutely... and there's nothing wrong with theoretical discussions
>from newbies.
>At the risk of angering Tom Lord: :-)
>The resistance you're seeing on this list is because those of us who
>designed svn (and have been implementing it for over two years) are
>kind of stressed out in trying to get a stable 1.0. We're technically
>in "feature freeze", and we feel like we're drowning under an
>ever-growing pile of bugs. So from our point of view, we feel like
>all this discussion is stuff that we shouldn't be focusing on till
>after 1.0. Those of us who know the code mostly agree that optionally
>eliminating the text-base is a good design goal... but it's sitting in
>a basket with about 5 other redesigns for libsvn_wc. A total redesign
>and rewrite of libsvn_wc is probably inevitable; but those of us
>spending hours on svn every day simply don't have the time to focus on
>this redesign.
>If you want to work on this problem, that's fine. But I don't think
>it's something that you can just "slip in" to libsvn_wc. It's a
>really huge undertaking, probably should be rolled into a total
>libsvn_wc rewrite, and your work will probably end up on a post-1.0

OK, I will quietly hack away here. There is much to learn about Subv anyway.

If I see something pertinent to the 1.0 release, I will poke my head up.

Thanks much for your time and list bandwidth.


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Received on Fri Dec 20 20:10:44 2002

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