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Re: Subversion & Windows

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 05:29:02 +0100

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:
>> Given stefan2's argument I don't think it's unreasonable to lower the
>> Windows votes, but I think removing them entirely is probably going
>> too far.
> Given the fact that we repeatedly have trouble securing votes just for
> Windows, I think you are in the clear minority. =P -- justin

Since my name has been dropped, I'm picking it up and dusting it off.

I fully agree with Ben on the point of Windows being an almost "exotic"
platform and a very developer-unfriendly one at that. The problem is
that most SVN devs are oblivious to Windows-specific problems because
they don't use it during normal development.

Explicit tests on that platform are, therefore, indispensable. And it should
be two independent votes rather than one to make unclean / incomplete
builds and environments less likely to mask issues. But given Ben's
numbers, two votes seem perfectly feasible ATM.

-- Stefan^2.

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