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subversion book - guided tour - repository creation missing

From: Juergen Weber <weberjn_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-22 10:57:38 CEST

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 08:54:46, Ben Collins-Sussman

>The problem is that the book teaches Subversion from
a "top down"
>approach, laying out the general ideas and covering a
progression of
>topics from a theoretical point of view. Lots of
people like this style
>of learning, but lots of people don't. Many people
would rather "learn
>by doing", a "bottom up" approach. These are the
folks who want a
>quick-start walkthrough on one piece of paper: make a
repos, import,
>check it out, and read the book sections only when
they need to figure
>out something specific.

Maybe you could do a synthesis of the do: go in
circles, start with an example and then drill deeper
(the iterative approach of software development).
E.g. Gamma and Beck do it this way in "Contributing to


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