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Re: Is the mailing list search function broken?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-29 17:02:18 CET

Matthew L Daniel wrote:
>> I complained about it one time and was basically told "if the search
>> engine is so bad, why don't you help fix it instead of complaining about
>> it." I suspect that the lousy search engine problem will exist as long
>> as Subversion is hosted on tigris.org. Not much point in complaining
>> about it as long as this attitude exists...
> But there are two different philosophies in your post: one is jump in
> and code (+1) and the other is that inertia is too strong for mere
> mortals to overcome (-1).
> It's the latter that I was complaining about and that I saw in the
> mailing list (and, honestly, manifested through the broken search
> engine).
> I have little problem backing my words with (action|code). I've learned
> from the Jakarta group, though, that I don't want to spent a single
> minute coding if I know my patches are going to /dev/null.
> You know, Subversion already is facing an uphill battle trying to edge
> out CVS because of that same inertia problem. I sure hope it doesn't
> fall prey to the same fallacy it's trying to overcome.

We have an inertia problem? If so we'd like to try to fix it.
Did you send a patch that got ignored? If so, sorry, we do try to catch all
patches, even if all we do immediately is log them in the issue tracker for
consideration when someone has time.


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Received on Wed Dec 29 17:05:34 2004

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