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Re: Roadmap for 1.1

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-04-02 20:38:00 CEST

andy.glew@amd.com wrote:
> The Subversion user community seems like the CVS user
> community in the early days: full of enthusiasm, bent
> on changing the world, and quite inexperienced,
> or, at least, if experienced, experienced in only
> a narrow range of usage models.

I think you just lost a lot of goodwill with that remark. There seems to be a
very deep understanding on dev list in particular about version control from
_many_ different angles. If you weren't aware of this, one of the core
developers, Karl Vogel, has experience going way back:


If you cannot use Subversion in the way that _you_ expect, there are two
possible fixes:

1) Subversion is changed to fit your view of reality;
2) You consider a different way of doing things (which might <gasp> be better).

If you cannot even consider #2, you should probably unsubscribe now, and save
all of us lots of grief. If you are interested in learning and improving the
program, however, perhaps you could actually describe what you want to
accomplish (with examples) rather than how you /think/ it has to be done. I
haven't seen a lot of details apart from "map revision -> label name" which
quite vague.

Subversion may be the wrong tool for you. It isn't supposed to be the universal
version management tool; it is supposed to be an improvement upon CVS. It is
not going to support all possible SCM models, nor should that be expected from a
product which has only been released for 2 months.


John Peacock
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Received on Fri Apr 2 20:38:09 2004

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