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Re: Beta or RC by Wednesday evening

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:51:16 -0400

I forwarded this to svnbook-dev_at_red-bean.com. Thanks, Augie.

Augie Fackler wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
>> wrote:
>> > The most important place to do this is the release notes. The book
>> > should also do it a bit but that has to be carefully worded because
>> > some of those missing features will be implemented during the time the
>> > book is still in print.
>> I've tried to do this in chapter 4 but I'd very much love feedback
>> from anyone who has time to do a 'casual read' of the chapter from
>> the point of view of a novice.
> I ran the book by a coworker here who doesn't have any experience with
> svn 1.5, here's what he had to say:
> ---------------
> Very cool. A couple of notes - not much, I know:
>> svn.branchmerge.using.html - The section 'branches are cheap' is
>> really quite excellent. I always knew they were 'cheap' but had never
>> really dived into why.
>> svn.branchmerge.basicmerging.html - 'svn merge --reintegrate', very cool.
>> svn.branchmerge.advanced.html - I would really make the 'word of
>> warning' section more prominent. It seems to me that that section is
>> valuable enough that more attention should be called to it. The
>> section starts with: 'A word of warning: while svn diff and svn merge
>> are very similar in concept, they do have different syntax in many
>> cases.'
> In general the 'svn switch' command and concept still escapes me. I
> think the text does a fine job of explaining its behavior in the context
> of 'svn update' but I still don't get it.
> Aside from that - I'm excited for 1.5.
> --------------
> Hope that helps everyone out a bit.
> Augie

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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