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RE: Post Commit Code Formatting

From: Durfee, Bernard <Bernard.Durfee_at_suny.edu>
Date: 2005-06-22 21:41:58 CEST

> > I was under the impression that there exists at least a small group
> > developers that were devoting their time to enhancing Subversion
> > on the desires of the user community. But I guess...
> A bit of a back-handed insult?


> All we've done for 5 years is improve Subversion, and mainly by
> listening to user feedback. Just because your pet enhancement isn't
> a high priority for existing developers, doesn't mean it's time to
> sulk or accuse folks of being unresponsive.

It's good to know that those representing this project are so
passionate. Although I would suggest taking a different tone when
speaking to users in a public forum. I'm not sure how long you've been
around, but user communities will always be frustrated by the
shortcomings of the products, free or otherwise, that they use.

> As Karl said, if this feature so critical to you, then come to the
> dev@ list and start a design discussion. You'll learn (a) why we
> think it's difficult to do, and (b) why we think the benefit isn't
> worth it. You can persuade us otherwise, or better yet, start
> working on the feature yourself.

Very good, I think I will do that. Seems like a simple response from
Karl such as...

"Hi, we have no plans right now to implement such a modification to
Subversion. But if you are interested in contributing to either the
design or implementation of such a change, you are welcome to discuss it
with us on the dev@ list."

...would have been more appropriate.


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