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Re: geekyness and ESR's recent tome

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-03-02 21:20:48 CET

GreyGeek wrote:

>On Tuesday 02 March 2004 01:02 pm, Brian Mathis wrote:
>>svn is not a tool for end users.
>What is your definition of an 'end user'? If a coder wanting to version
>control his software isn't one then who is?

I define "end user" in the context of your original message, which was:

>users who don't care bout accessing the source,
>don't have time nor inclination to modify sources so a particular program
>will run on their machine. They have work to do, they want to install a
>program with a single click and have it work.

granted, some developers might fit into that category, but there are
many more people in that category who only care about
web/email/chat/word processing/etc...

A developer in that category would presumably understand that "yeah,
it'd be nice that I don't have to think about the install, but I also
understand that the developers working on this project for such a long
time have had many other things to think about, and maybe they haven't
gotten around to a really slick install process yet."

Brian Mathis
Received on Tue Mar 2 21:20:54 2004

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