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Re: Subversion 1.2 RC1 Binaries

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 22:16:20 CEST

"Mark T. Dame" <mdame@mfm.com> writes:
> Your whole attitude betrays you as a Windows only user. As is typical
> of Windows only users, you don't really understand the real world,
> only your little OS's corner of it.
> [...]
> I think the real issue isn't whether the Subversion developers should
> provide binary distributions to whiny Windows users, but whether or
> not whiny Windows users should be allowed to use Subversion.
> Regardless, you aren't qualified to evaluate a release candidate, so
> you should perhaps considering quiting before you make a real ass of
> yourself and waiting for some kind soul to provide you with a binary
> version of the final release.

I hadn't wanted to say anything more in this thread, after it became
clear that Eric Smith couldn't volunteer any time to solving this
problem. But now I'd like to add:

Mark's comments above do *not* reflect the sentiments of anyone
involved in Subversion development, as far as I know. We have had
plenty of Windows-only users, many of whom have been quite clueful;
Subversion's Windows support would be much worse without their help.
For that matter, we've also had some major contributors who work or
worked for Microsoft. We're happy to have Windows users -- the more
the better.

Aside from that, I personally don't like the tone of Mark's post
("make a real ass of yourself"? What was that for?). I'm not sure
what purpose the post was meant to serve, and doubt that it had any
constructive effects.


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