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RE: Re: --dry-run

From: James Montebello <jamesm_at_quova.com>
Date: 2004-04-13 21:52:19 CEST

>I guess it *could*, but you're the first person in 4 years to ever
notice or care
>(or at least mention it). Maybe you could persuade the dev@ list that
this is a
>pressing UI issue...?

I guess I've read this just one too many times on this list. What you
and perhaps many on the dev list fail to appreciate is that with the
release of 1.0, you instantly attracted the interest of "non-core"
users, and as the audience gets wider, it will also encounter more
people who are less expert in using source control, and who are
certainly less expert in using beta-quality software.

Trying to handwave away what are generally trivial-to-correct UI issues
with "no one ever asked for that before" isn't the way to make your
software attractive to a wide audience. Things like very confusing
error messages that appear to have nothing to do with the actual
problem, or inconsistent use of command line flags, are easy fixes that
can actually make a big usability difference.

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