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RE: Renaming files on win32[Scanned]

From: Brass Tilde <brasstilde_at_insightbb.com>
Date: 2004-12-22 02:14:08 CET

> 1. It would likely be confusing to alternate between unix and
> windows commandline examples.

> 2. Let's face it: 90% of people using the commandline
> client are using unix. The vast majority of win32 svn users are using
> TortoiseSVN. So if the goal of the book is to explain the commandline
> client, it makes sense to show examples that target the bigger
> audience.

And those of using it on Windows in a shell instead of via Explorer can sure
as heck figure out which way to type a slash character, and probably know
that "ls" is mostly the same thing as "dir". I found the consistency of the
docs in this regard to be quite helpful and not at all a hindrance to using
it on Windows.

> So please, don't construe the docs as "bias" against Windows. :-)

I *have* noticed a slight lack of response when Windows questions are posed
on the list as compared to questions on *nix platforms, but I'll admit that
is likely due as much to my *noticing* more, and the fact that the general
list expertise is with *nix, rather than a deliberate slur. As well, I
didn't realize that response from Windows users to requests for help was
lower than some would like. I'll note that some of that is *also* likely
due to the lower rate of participation on the part of Windows users.

That said, my trouble with trying out new stuff is my difficulty in simply
*building* Subversion on my box. Is there a document that lays out anything
even close to step by step instructions, with a list of the tools I need?
I've noticed a few typos in the docs, and I was going to experiment with
patching them, but I don't know where to start. I'd rather *not* install
Cygwin, thank you very much, but if it's absolutely required...

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