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Re: Subversion in 2010

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:43:10 -0600

On Jan 8, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Paul Querna wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
> <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>> I hope the holidays have been good for everybody in the Subversion community. In between spending some quality time with family, and eating more than I ought, I've done a bit thinking about Subversion in 2010, what I'd like to see happen, and some goals that we can work toward as a community. Here's my list (in no particular order):
>> * Release 1.7 with wc-ng and obliterate support
>> * Build our developer community
>> * Finish joining the ASF and dissolve SVN Corp
>> * Talk to users more
>> * Build out our web presence on s.a.o.
>> * Profit! (well, maybe not...)
>> Each of these probably deserves it's own thread for more in-depth discussion, but it's useful to have a high-level view. What are your plans for Subversion in 2010?
> As brought up in the other replies, I think the stated goal of
> Subversion 1.8 should be something like:
> "Profile everything, be faster at everything"

That's a *great* suggestion.

> git has done this constantly, and we see the results, sure some of
> what they do is messy, but Apache projects in general have always
> taken the time to get architectures right, and do the execution of a
> design well.

I think really it's a question of resources. I wish we had a small group (~3 people) whose entire role was to do profiling and performance improvements. Another group for regressions and bug fixes. Another for web stuff and doc tasks. And then a somewhat larger group of folks focused on development.

This may sound like the antithesis of open source, but it sometimes feels to me like we're very under-resourced, and what resources we do have aren't focused. I don't know how to solve either problem, short of increased corporate involvement or a massive PR blitz in the open source community.

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