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RE: feedback: first step failed

From: Jan Evert van Grootheest <j.grootheest_at_euronext.nl>
Date: 2004-08-24 16:13:59 CEST

Hi Rolf,

> From: Rolf Schumacher [SMTP:rolf.schumacher@hamburg.de]
> Question: How long should an avarage developer wait until Subversion is
> mature enough to be usable?
        Well that entirely depends on it.

> The story:
> I was lingering around Subversion for a long time. Today was the day!
> Today I spent the whole sunday just to make the first steps towards
> better config management and version control.
> CMM-level 2!
        Yeah right. And you make cows fly and chicken milk too?

> I acknowledge. I have to. I feel ashamed: Now I'm back to earth. Cvs,
> can you forgive me?
> I've seen the truth: There is no silver bullet.
> Forgive me as I tell you, I thought I'm a real software professional.
> And: I didn't make it to bring up Subversion work for me.
> What I wanted?:
> Just build a repository as user "svn", check in a project as a different
> "user",
> and look if it's in there and that it has a revision assigned.
> I'm pretty sure that the glory Subversion community will judge me as not
> a fallow of them.
> Please believe me: I've tried!
> Developers and evangelists of Subversion: How do you test acceptance?
> Or is it enough to you believing to have the best solution ever?

> I couldn't follow even the first steps: Chapter "Quick Start" is a crap!
> Ben, Brian and C. Michael, who told you to fill pages and pages with
> nonsense words?
> What I've tried?
> On Linux as a user "svn" I created a repository.
> As user "svn" I can run svnlook and get some meaningful answer.
> As any other user I don't.
> Spending hours and hours reading "Revision 10061" of the "Version
> Control with Subversion"
> I cannot find how to add a new user with access to the repository or
> find some other philosphy of
> access control.
        I guess that you tried the svn:// interface? In that case, read up
on the permissions things in the book. Or set up an Apache server and be

> What I found was: there are people out there who are very smart, much
> smarter than I am.
> They know their stuff. They can handle everthing, even Subversion.
> I don't. Cvs has to be enough to me.
> Rolf
        -- Jan Evert

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