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Re: Like to help contribute Apache Subversion

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:04:38 -0400

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 13:50, Magnus Thor Torfason
<zulutime.net_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/22/2011 23:17, Winston Smith wrote:
>>> [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.
>> [opinion snipped]
>> That's just my opinion, and if it hurts anyone, I apologise.
> Well, I for one would be amazed if that opinion did not hurt anyone. And I'd
> also be amazed if Steven Wu has not been scared off from posting a mock-up.
> Perhaps that was the intention.
> It seems only fair to send a signal to a person making an offer like this
> that there is considerable inertia in the community and that a proposal has
> little chance of passing, but this thread has seemed way more
> confrontational than needed, and more confrontational than is usually the
> case on this list.
> That's my two cents on the subject ...

While I do tend to agree with you re: confrontational, I think it is
also because Steven was very nebulous. It was a hand-wave "make it
better" rather than pointing to any specific problems, or providing
any specific solutions. That kind of approach sets off warning alarms
for the "old-timers" that have seen it all before.

Received on 2011-09-23 21:05:14 CEST

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