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

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-07-25 04:23:10 CEST

mjohnston@austar.com.au wrote:
> I never said that you didn't know how to code, I only implied you are an
> unknown quantity, that seemed to have something you are willing to trust
> with your critical data built and tested in a very short amount of time. I
> have no interest in looking at your code or even your application,
> TortoiseSVN, AnkhSVN and Subversion fills our needs perfectly (So happy I
> have not had to open VSS for almost a year now). If anybody on our team
> here started using a program like yours in our production enviroment with
> the background of analysis, specification, build, testing that your app
> seems to have had, I would ring their neck. It has taken a great deal of
> time for applications like TortoiseSVN, AnkhSVN and Subversion itself to
> get to the comfortable state they are in today. For the people who have
> been in the whole Subversion world for so long telling you what you are
> doing is rolling dice playing with fate, then I am sure you will not insult
> them and come to them for help if something should fall over.
> Regards,
> _______________________________
> Mark Johnston

If I have problems, I am a programmer - I can analyze the problem and
fix it. You'd have a right to wring the necks of those who lack
understanding of the tools they are using (clearly, SVNCopy isn't for
everyone). If any of your developers wrote SVNCopy, you'd also have a
right to string them up because they probably wouldn't follow the QA
processes I put every one of my programs through.

However, if I may point out, by maintaining such a stringent
methodology, you risk losing your most valuable developers by not
allowing them freedom to experiment with new toys (I'm not just talking
about SVNCopy but you probably don't allow anyone to install anything
you don't approve of first).

Of course, if this tool hoses my WC (which it won't - I'm too careful),
I'm the only one to blame and I certainly wouldn't contact SVN or TSVN
about it.

Thomas Hruska
CubicleSoft President
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