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Re: Apache Subversion: GNOME Women Outreach

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 04:49:14 +0100

On 02.01.2013 03:43, Miriam Hochwald wrote:
> Hello Justin,
> Actually the INSTALL docs ... whilst detailed make me phobic. It seems to
> target the audience that likes to tinker, rather than just click and oh ...
> there it is (think iPad users ... which is most of the world). It might be
> better to have something other than plain text, in a kind of "Wizard"
> approach - problem solver perspective.
> A simple piece of "stupidity" to a Noob which I have just encountered is
> ... use of 'make' - well, if you don't have a C complier installed, then
> "ba-bum!" no fun. So, then I needed to go back into the plain text doc (no
> highlighters or formatting assistance) and then go ... hmmm... C compiler,
> C compiler. Googles gcc. Googles Xcode. Needs updated Mac OS. Downloads
> updated Mac OS - updates Mac. Think she has lost *all* her files - Panic!
> Finds files - "phew!" Downloads Eclipse - chooses version and updates.
> Computer doesn't like update etc. ... etc. Ok ... so you see the picture.
> Eventually when I finish updating Xcode and obtain gcc I will go back to
> that unformatted plain text and read the next line. Convoluted.

All you're really saying is that cross-platform development is several
kinds of fun. :)

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2013-01-02 04:49:54 CET

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