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Re: SmartSVN - a new Subversion client.

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2005-02-24 20:21:22 CET

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 09:41:26AM +0000, Martin Tomes wrote:
> On a similar note my personal opinion is that the TortoiseSVN and
> Subversion teams should work together to provide a single binary
> download for the Windows platform. Like it or not the Windows platform
> will be the major client for Subversion and making it simple to install
> and maintain on that platform will help promote Subversion more than
> anything else. Also, Subversion on Windows *is* TortoiseSVN for most
> users, I am a command line type of person and I rarely use the command
> line client on Windows. In fact I can't remember the last time I used
> it on Windows.

Not to be antagonistic here. But Steve King won't even agree to use our
libraries and simply bind to them. He ships his own separate set. This
has created issues in the past (that were resolved). Somehow I don't
see one Windows binary download happening. First we'd have to agree
that the command line client and TSVN would have to live with the same
libraries, because it would be absurd to install the libraries twice out
of the same binary package.

Further, to be honest, I'm not sure what the gain here is with one
binary package? A lot of users simply don't want or need the command
line client or vice versa. What's so much harder about downloading two

Throw in the fact that our releases are not cordinated. And I don't
really see the point. It's better to have separate packages.

Now as far as the other comments on making a "Subversion portal" where
we can point to all the other projects in a nice concise way, I'll agree
that should be done. I presume that's Karl's plan for subversion.org.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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