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Re: [PATCH] new property 'svn:tarballs'

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-07-13 22:30:28 CEST

"SteveKing" <steveking@gmx.ch> writes:

> I really can't understand why so many functions and features
> people want get dismissed with "you can do that with scripts
> or manually".

I can understand your frustration. I can only speak for myself, not
the other committers, but I don't like extra features while the core
functionality is incomplete and/or has bugs. We don't *need*
svn:tarballs to do version control, and I personally don't want to
handle it while there are more important things that don't work. (The
same goes for svn:externals as it happens.)

> This happens IMHO too often. If I really wanted
> to use scripts I don't have to use subversion or any other
> version control system: all that could be done with scripts too.
> The whole idea of having a source control system is that
> all those functions are packed together in one single package
> which doesn't need too much tweaking to set up.

That doesn't match my idea of version control.

> I'm sorry but I'm in a very bad mood today. It seems
> that everything I try and everything I do for subversion
> gets rejected for reasons I just can't understand. Examples?
> No problem:
> - a patch to make subversion build as a windows dll the
> same way apr does it.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgId=237949
> Got rejected because some people rather wanted a
> script to do it - the script isn't even started and I wonder
> if subversion will ever compile to a dll.
> - a patch for a subversion/apr bug on windows98/Me.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgId=256035
> This bug makes subversion fail on those systems if
> authentication is needed. Got rejected because some
> people wanted subversion rather to report the bug
> instead of working around it.
> -> Once I know about a bug I don't need to be
> told about it everytime I try to use a program. Instead
> I expect the program to work.

I not qualified to comment on Windows patches.

Philip Martin
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Received on Sun Jul 13 22:31:26 2003

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