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Re: Size vs Focus WAS RE: ".svn" directory name no good....

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2003-09-25 23:20:00 CEST

Barry Scott wrote:

> The better question is what percentage would use subversion if this
> worked. That is a hard question to answer. The nearest data point I can
> think of is that the Office Developer SDK sold 1,000,000+ licences.

Where did you get that number from, if I may ask? And I don't think the
_Office_ Development SDK has that much to do with ASP.NET/VS.NET, which is the
difficult case. Besides, sales of SDK's doesn't translate automatically to
actual developers (I have the Visual Developer Enterprise Suite, and I rarely
fire the stupid thing up).

This smells rather of "Microsoft is a _very_ important platform that lots of
people are using, so you have to make [insert platform dependent exception here]
immediately or you will lose [huge number] of users."


John Peacock
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Received on Fri Sep 26 00:11:11 2003

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