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Re: SVN Post Commit Email Notifications

From: Samay <getafix123_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-30 02:48:04 CEST

> I'm sorry if I'm being or sound judgmental. It's only a manifestation of
> my frustration since last week we switched to Subversion and I am rushing
> to set things up and get things going. I'm not at all angry but
> frustrated. Everything's been rushed and of course managment always wants
> things 'yesterday'. And as is always the case, I have no clue when I'm or
> any of us supposed to have time to read any kind of boring technical
> manual after working a 10-12 hour hard day.

is there any merit in venting ur frustration on people who are actually
trying to help you? if u have problem with your management then i m sure u
also would know who to whinge about it! may be if you had spent few hours
reading the 'boring technical manual' the outcome of events would peobably
be a lot different!

> And it's so amazing people who got it working tell you how easy it is but
> for new comers like me...it's another story. I've read the manual and
> posts in the Email Group and followed everything to the 't'. I must be
> doing something wrong!

Yes, most of us havent had trouble following the instructions, documentation
and have setup working SVN installations however, for any sort of
documentation, its impossible to cover all possible scenario, hence the term

> The only suggestion I could give would be to have a 2 tier admin level:
> One where certain files are pre-disposed to the version control and one
> has to add email to one, Repo path to one, and args to another one, etc.
> And a 2nd tier for Advanced Users and Admins. I would definitely like to
> see the Admin chapters to include ample EXAMPLES so people like me become
> self-sufficient, instead of, turning a forum upside down digging for
> answers. If the chapters were thorough enough, one would really have no
> need to write to the news groups. As I mentioned, whoever wrote chapters
> 1-3, did a great job by providing ample examples but this was not the case
> on the more important chapters, like the Admin chapters.

well, since you feel strong about it, how about u elaborate ur proposal
about it on the Dev mailing list and here. Get people' feedback on ur
proposal. Of course you are more then welcome to contribute too.

> And I should mind my manners by telling you guys 1st that you're doing
> great work with your contributions and don't mind and ignore my
> frustration. I'm sure I'll just get used to Subversion like any other
> software tool.

lets hope so.

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