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Re: Earmarked donation to the SVN Project

From: Mario Scondo <mario.scondo_at_scondo.de>
Date: 2007-03-19 10:00:32 CET

[Karl Fogel]
> Hi Mario. The usual method for this is to contract with an individual
> developer, not with the project itself. See: [...]

Thank you for the details.

[Karl Fogel]
> The Subversion project is happy to accept non-earmarked donations (we
> are a nonprofit), but it sounds like what you really need is a bugfix,
> not generic good karma :-).

There are some general problems with svn - at least with the windows
implementation and there are some properties that could be obtimized ;)

Over the last several years I did come across the same problmes again and
again when I had to utilize MS Windows operating systems and these
problems are not specific to my personal installations of windows and svn.
Additionally I do know bug reports of svn users that seem to lead again
and again to the same sources of problems (environments with hundreds of
repositories and several 1000 users). Most of these users did find
work-arounds that solve their specific problems, but these solutions are
sometimes quite strange. ...a VCS simply should work like a virtual file
system without the need for the user to care about the internal problems
of implementation.

To get rid of these problems I want to "gently enforce" solutions to the
problems that are known (...to me). I think Open Source development is the
right way but nothing is for free. So I want to help the project to get
more reliable.

When the problem is caused by other projects then the other projects will
receive a donation for delivering a bugfix, too. I think this shouldn't be
the usual way to fix bugs. But bugs do need special attation, that do not
get resolved over a long timeframe.

Best regards, Mario

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Received on Mon Mar 19 10:02:27 2007

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