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Re: "Subversion 1.5, Technology Preview"

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:58:31 -0500

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> > This is another one that just kind of came out of nowhere (*cough*,
> > *Google*, *cough*). If it does not do what you guys want, then why
> > did you add it? It seems like a lot of people took "your" word for it
> > that this was going to be useful. I know there has been some question
> Google is not monolithic, *especially* when it comes to
> contributions to free software projects. As far as I can tell,
> this was a personal itch. Google's internal Subversion service
> does not use it.
> Since you raise this issue, let me make it clear that I make this
> proposal as epg_at_pretzelnet.org, *not* as epg_at_google.com. How 1.5
> is advertised has no effect on Google's svn service, and I am not
> speaking from a business interest. I'm speaking as a member of
> this community.

I regretted saying that as soon as I clicked Send. I was trying to be
funny, and did not mean to imply anything broader about it. The only
reason it even popped in my head is because in my recollection about
when the feature was raised it was put out there as "I know this
feature source incomplete, but we use a feature like this at Google
and it would just make some people's live easier when they use SVN if
it had it." Anyway, sorry. In retrospect, when re-reading the thread
it was not quite proposed the way I explained and matches what you
said more:


Mark Phippard
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