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Re: Another overlay bug

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 15:10:38 -0500

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Autsch!
> Sure, the design of the cache is not perfect. I guess every developer
> thinks about a piece of code once it is 'finished' that it could have
> been done better, but just calling it 'bad design' is a little bit hard.
>
> My explanation on why you see this behavior was not meant that it will
> remain 'broken' forever. Just that it requires a lot of work: as I said
> either a rewrite of the cache, or some ugly hack. Also, don't forget
> that the cache is a delicate piece: I can't just add code which adds
> more harddrive accesses - that would make it slower. So I have to always
> decide what's more important: speed or accuracy.
>
> Also, I don't really think it's that big of an issue.

You're right, it's not that big of an issue. In fact, I only report bugs
when I see them to just "get them on the list". I really never expect bugs
to be fixed soon, or even at all.

> I never said you should stop reporting bugs. But you can't expect me (or
> others) to jump immediately to fix things. If you follow the mailing
> lists (there are two you know: users and dev) you can see that there are
> a lot of mails I have to answer, and a lot of issues to solve. And I
> have a 'real' job where I earn money for a living - I can only work on
> TSVN in the evenings or on weekends. And even I sometimes just shut down
> my computer and watch some tv or read a book.

Sounds like me :)

Hard to follow the tone through text, but I was making a joke about this.
Everything you've just mentioned I'm well aware of, that is why I am not
very persistent about my bug reports. About the most I ever check for is
that the developers were able to reproduce the problem I reported. Beyond
that, I don't really pay much attention. I just want to do my part to help
this software evolve, since I love it so much. If I could help contribute I
would most definitely do so, so you can have more time to read books or
watch TV ;)

Keep up the great work Stefan.
Received on 2008-09-05 22:10:50 CEST

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