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Re: Reality check [was: Re: merge tracking use cases]

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-01 22:12:43 CET

On 12/1/07, Jay Levitt <lists-svndev@shopwatch.org> wrote:
> > I'm just trying to point out that Subversion
> > is trying to solve a much more complicated problem than the newer
> > systems.
> This may be a really dumb question:
> Does the complicated problem need solving?
> Importantly, that's a different question than "Do people use the
> features that solve the complicated problem?" I'm asking if they still
> *need* to stay solved - and whether they need to stay solved more than
> other features need to *get* solved. I've never seen subtrees and
> combined WCs in use, and in fact some popular tools (I think) don't even
> support all the variations (Mark?).

I think all of those features are definitely used regularly -- just
look at the mailing lists. If anything people are asking for more and
more of these things.

The problem is that since all of those features exist, we cannot just
say that merge tracking does not need to support them, and supporting
them takes time.

It is a good question to ask, but yes all of those features you
mentioned are used regularly by our users.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Sat Dec 1 22:12:54 2007

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