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Re: RFC: Log Message Templates via new hook.

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-05-20 15:53:22 CEST

[This is my last message in this branch of this thread.]

Folker,

On Fri, 20 May 2005, Folker Schamel wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 20 May 2005, Folker Schamel wrote:
> >
> >
> >>99% of all SVN users work on windows;
> >
> >
> > Ahem! Where did you get that number? And, if that's true,
>
> You know that - regarding market share - Windows is basically
> the only desktop operating system?
>

Doesn't mean anything. I wouldn't believe most desktop users use a version
control system at all.

> > why aren't 99%
> > of the core developers on Windows? If so many Windiws people think the
> > performance is such a big problem,
>
> You don't work on windows, right?
>
I work on both Linux and Windows.

> > then why don't we get flooded with
> > patches improving performance? There is certainly room for improvements,
> > and there are even some ideas how to do it in the notes directory.
>
> On windows, software users are different from software developers:
> Users don't have the know-how to fix the problems by themself.
>
Subversion is mostly a development tool. I'd guess most users are
developers. Maybe not C programmers, though.

I'm not on the svnbook-dev list, so I don't know how many book patches
come from Windows users.

(Note that I highly respect those developers here that are on Windows, no
question about that.)

> Hey - I don't request that you fix the problem.

You said something like"whatever TSVN wants, give it to them". that's kind
of demanding, I'd say.

I don't like that attitude. Keep in mind that I and many others use much
of our spare time improving subversion, including for Windows users.
There are many things that ought to be done, though.

> I know that it is a hard problem.
> But please don't deny the problem!

I think I agreed to keep performance in mind, didn't I?

> And don't make design decisions based on a bent reality.
>
Huh? I'm not sure what you mean is a bent reality. We might have different
priorities in some cases.

> Hey, open your eyes and welcome to reality!
>
Reality is that such statements don't deserve any comments, so I stop
here.

//Peter

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