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Re: Building Subversion.

From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:24:35 -0400

On Sep 14, 2017, at 7:36 AM, Paul Hammant <paul_at_hammant.org> wrote:
> Generally, the Subversion project should depend less on the Redbean book. http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.8/index.html is about 1.8 and it's marked as DRAFT. There's no 1.9 or 1.10. While it is great that Msssrs. Collins-Sussman, Fitzpatrick and Pilato persuaded O'Reilly to allow a full public HTML version of the same, the Subversion project itself needs some independence.

Moving the Subversion project away from the Redbean book may only serve to discourage participation. Since the Redbean book is the only game in town and is a good resource, I think it needs more contributions, not competition, to help get it up to date. It's on my long to-do list to send in some patches and I'm hoping others will jump in too, particularly to write a chapter on some advanced real world usage scenarios, like workflow strategies to scale up a development team successfully and how to deal with complex merges. The rest of the book is great but this higher level knowledge isn't written down ANYWHERE, not in this book and not in any other book. It's top secret stuff locked away in a few people's heads and it needs to be written.
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