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RE: Subversion 1.2 RC1 Binaries

From: Eric J. Smith <eric_at_ericjsmith.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 23:35:17 CEST

> > The purpose of the post was this: there are too many people who feel
> > that they are entitled to things that they don't pay or work for.
> > When it comes to open source software, the problem is *really*
> > bad. Thousands of people volunteer their time and expertise on open
> > source (and open source-like) packages. Personally I don't have time
> > to dedicate any more, but would still be doing it if I had the time.
> > When some spoiled numskull complains that their particular issue isn't
> > being met (after a whole *six days* even!), it just irritates the crap
> > out of me. If the only contribution someone can make is to complain,
> > that someone doesn't deserve the efforts of those that are providing
> > the software in the first place.
> I understand the irritation (I felt it too).
> But let 'em complain. They're still free to use the software, that
> doesn't hurt us. I just wish they'd help out, instead of expecting
> someone else to solve the problem :-).

As an author of a freeware product myself for the past 2-3 years, I know
exactly what you are talking about, but I am not trying to complain. I
simply don't understand why it is the way it is and as a passionate user of
Subversion it was somewhat frustrating to hear a big announcement that 1.2
RC1 is released and includes all these great new things, but not be able to
use it without investing several hours of time that I can't spare at the
moment. I was planning to apply what little amount of time that I can
afford toward testing the RC1 build by being an early adopter. I would hope
that testing would be of value to the project as well, but I'm really not
getting that feeling from this thread.

Eric J. Smith

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Received on Tue Apr 12 23:40:34 2005

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