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Re: SVNCopy - The coolest tool for moving and syncing WCs!

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-07-24 05:20:19 CEST

mjohnston@austar.com.au wrote:
>>> Flash drives are "cool" but I don't trust them for anything but moving
>>> common data let alone critical data.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Thomas Hruska
>>> CubicleSoft President
>>> Ph: 517-803-4197
>
> I'd certainly trust flash drives with my criticial data over some
> application that some unknown developer "knocked out" in an afternoon with
> almost no testing.
>
> Regards,
> _______________________________
> Mark Johnston

Mark, if you doubt my capabilities as a developer, I've already posted
the source to the SVN developers mailing list:

http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=118114

Review the source code yourself. And it took me two 12-hour days with
plenty of testing to make the tool - not "an afternoon" as you put it.
Even still, it is just a "proof-of-concept" tool yet it is quite
resilient for the common tasks I use it for. I only built it because
the people here were saying such a feature was "useless" even though I
needed it. Once I built it, other people came out of the woodwork and
said to me that it was extremely useful to them and thanked me for
writing it.

While I'm not _widely_ known, I'm hardly "unknown" - I can guarantee
that at least 9,000 programmers in the world pay direct attention to
whatever I say and will tell you that I'm one of the most knowledgeable
programmers on the planet. And, you apparently didn't read the
readme.txt file or you would already know that I've entrusted 4 months
of non-committed work to this tool. As far as MY data and myself are
concerned, your opinion is not important. I'm not forcing you to use
the tool and I didn't expect anyone but myself to actually use it. I
was simply offering it to those who are interested in making their WCs
mobile.

The response to the tool is mixed: Some people really like it and they
are the ones using it. Others, like yourself, don't understand why I
wrote it in the first place. I wrote it because _I_ needed it. Not
because other people needed it. I'm merely sharing it because I figured
someone else out there feels the same way I do.

To me that is what Open Source is about.

--
Thomas Hruska
CubicleSoft President
Ph: 517-803-4197
Safe C++ Design Principles (First Edition)
Learn how to write memory leak-free, secure,
portable, and user-friendly software.
Learn more and view a sample chapter:
http://www.CubicleSoft.com/SafeCPPDesign/
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