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Re: Subversion 1.0.0 released.

From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif_at_vipe.stud.technion.ac.il>
Date: 2004-02-23 18:17:18 CET

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Subversion 1.0.0 is ready!
> Hi, my name is Ben, and I'm a Subversion developer.
> ("Hi, Ben!")
> This is my required sappy story.
> My mind goes back to early June 2000, when Karl Fogel, Jim Blandy and I
> had just returned from San Francisco. We had give a public presentation
> of Subversion's design, and some guy in the audience (named Greg Stein)
> had kept defending us from stupid questions. :-)
> We got back into the Chicago office, and I remember Karl saying, "Well,
> I guess it's time to start coding." After a couple of minutes of
> discussion, I remember standing behind him while he created certain
> directories in CVS: subversion/, subversion/libsvn_wc,
> subversion/libsvn_fs, and so on.
> I thought to myself, "Oooh, what a neat moment this is. It's like a
> bookend. Someday I'll look back on this moment as the beginning of a
> very long journey."
> And the journey was, *ahem*, much longer than the six months we expected
> it to take. But what an amazing community was built during that time.
> I think Karl's just about the best open-source project leader I've ever
> seen, period.
> I also think we should throw some praise toward Jim Blandy. Even though
> he's not an active svn developer anymore, he's really the "great
> grandfather" of this project. Before there was any code or slides,
> Subversion was just a twinkle in his eye. He not only named the
> project, but conceived the design of the repository. The project will
> always be his baby in some sense. Thanks, Jim.
> (Oh, and amid the happiness of 1.0, everyone remember to say happy
> birthday to Karl and Sander Striker, too!)
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Shlomi Fish shlomif@vipe.technion.ac.il
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