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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 20:27:07 CEST

Giovanni Bajo <rasky@develer.com> writes:
> While you find C programmers everywhere, you don't find C programmers
> fluent in APR and your own libraries as easily. I myself always had
> problems contributing to Subversion core exactly because of this. Just
> recompiling everything needed to hack Subversion can take several
> hours (and I read in a book somewhere that lowering this barrier can
> help getting more contributors -- wait, was that YOUR book? :)).
> On the contrary, I was able to start hacking on Mercurial after a few
> minutes, with 0 seconds wasted in setting up a build environment.
> Don't underestimate this issue. If you're going to rewrite wc, it's a
> good time to fix it.

Hmmm, that's a good point. I forget the dependency burden, having
taken care of my own set up many years ago (haven't had to think about
it much since then).

In IRC just now, Mark Phippard just said something very wise:

  "I maintain there will never be a 2.0 if we do not shut off all talk
   about the language it will be written in and instead talk about the
   changes that are needed and let the language work itself out"

Language is not the issue, behavior is. Once we know where we're
going, we can have a better conversation about language.

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Received on Fri Jun 29 20:27:06 2007

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