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Re: Subversion 2.0

From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 12:40:39 -0400

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 12:51 PM Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_codesys.com>
wrote:

> It's a very powerful feature, on par or even superior to other (D)VCSes -
> as long as we manage to keep the interface clear enough that users can
> handle everything.
>
> I'm always astonished how complicated GIT can be for seemingly "simple"
> tasks, and even the available GUIs are not always helpful. HG is doing a
> much better job here, as far as I can see...
>
> It stand and falls with the user interface.
>
> And we should take it seriously from the beginning. When the new features
> are implemented with unusable/complex UI first, users will want to try it,
> fail, and turn away. We won't be able to catch them later when the UI is
> better...

I agree. A bad user interface will result in complaints that repeat
around the Internet in perpetuity, even after the problems are fixed.
I think we know this from experience! Also, once the interface gets
"grandfathered in," it can't / won't change because of compatibility.

I'm studying this issue and I'll be back with some concrete
suggestions; in the meantime I'd love to hear your thoughts as well!
Especially use cases. :-)
Received on 2019-07-02 18:41:04 CEST

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