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Re: [PATCH] Add Subversion in Action book

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-24 20:35:35 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
> On 7/15/05, Gábor Szabó <szabgab@gmail.com> wrote:
>>* www/project_links.html
>> Add Subversion in Action book to the web site
[...]
> There is some useful explanation there, but much of the condent is
> already covered in the svnbook.
>
> Furthermore, this paragraph...
>
> [[[
> If you find yourself in a live discussion which touches on Subversion
> you might like to know that those in the know do /not/ pronounce it as a single
> word, with the accent on the "ver." Instead they say is as if it were
> two words /Sub
> version./ Pronounce it as they do and your standing automatically improves.
> ]]]
>
> ... makes me instantly dislike the book.
[...]
> So I am disinclined to add this book to our links page.

Well, I happen to pronounce it the way they say, and that makes me smile, so I
like the book, so I'll add the link. :-)

Sorry Max, that's me being a bit cheeky! But really, neither that nor the fact
that it is similar to other Subversion books seems like a reason not to link to it.

What I will say is that the books are cluttering up that "Documentation and
archives" section, making the other forms of documentation and archives harder
to find. The books should go under a "Books" subsection. Also, the section
"Alternate mailing list archives" only makes sense if the official archive is
mentioned; the section would be better renamed to "Mailing list archives" and
having the official archive mentioned first within it, with appropriate caveats.

A practical but probably short-term objection is that the linked server isn't
responding right now. I won't add the link while it's not working.

- Julian

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