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Custom TortoiseSVN Builds?

From: Jared Hardy <jaredhardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-02 01:57:11 CEST

Hi Stefan,

On 8/1/06, Karsten Gresch <tortoisesvn@gresch.de> wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
> > Just out of curiosity: what would you pay for someone to compile it
> > for you? I'm asking because I was thinking of offering such a service
> > to companies (custom installers with e.g. preset configurations,
> > different default values, special 'fixes' like yours now, ...)

The alternative SCM systems we have been evaluating cost about $200 US
per user, per year. If we could get a version of TortoiseSVN that is
optimized for our requirements, or that at least matches certain
functionality from something like Perforce or ionForge Evolution, I
would personally rather pay you a similar amount. We have about 30
users, so $200 per user would be about $6000 per year. I would rather
commission work on our use case optimizations, and have the same
optimizations available to the OSS community at large, than to have to
work out similar optimizations on a proprietary system, and pay the
same amount. I don't know if my boss (the guy with the money) would
agree, but it would be a nice option to present to him.
    I guess this would be a lot more work than the custom-build
options you are talking about here, and I would have a lot harder time
getting the money out of my boss without a finished demo to show, but
I thought I should take the opportunity to put this idea into your
head. :)

Also, some of the optimizations might be best done at the Subversion
API layer, so maybe I should give them a cut of the commission...

    Thanks,
    Jared

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