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RE: Like to help contribute Apache Subversion

From: Winston Smith <smith_winston_6079_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:17:57 +1100

> [Steven Wu]
> > I am looking to revamp the entire site. Not just a minor update. But I like
> > to redevelop it with modern technology using HTML5, CSS3 and bit of JQuery.

Sorry, my honest opinion is that Steven sounds as if he is trying to sell snake oil.
The terms he is using make me think he heard of some BS at a so-called IT course
and wants to apply this now.

Frankly, I hate it when people come, see something for only a short period of time
and then start stating things like  "I could do it so much better." "This and that
needs re-factoring." and so on... It's getting on my freaking nerves if some new
hire starts at our company and the first thing he does is going through all code
and change it to his personal style and claims he could make things run so much
faster... While he actually breaks things (code AND production procedures).

Not sure of Stevens motives, but I have seen enough of those so-called
"Web Designers" who come fresh from Uni, wear suit and tie and click their
web-pages together with a few mouse clicks with some front-end tool and
actually have no clue what they are doing... Not saying Steven is one of those,
but going on the mailing list for one of the major VCSs and claiming that its
web site needs an "overhaul" is ... quite ... bold.

That's just my opinion, and if it hurts anyone, I apologise. But practise has shown
me that this pattern is not uncommon...

@Steven: If you seriously want to "revamp" the site (remember: different != better),
create a mock-up, host it somewhere, and *IF* I can access it fully with elinks, I
would vote for it to replace the current one.

- Winston

                                               
Received on 2011-09-23 05:18:36 CEST

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