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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Bryant Eastham <beastham_at_slc.mew.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 19:45:35 CET

On Tuesday 28 Feburary 2006 4:18 PM, Dr. Saulius Grazulis wrote:

Sorry, I have tried to stay out of this one...

> On Tuesday 28 February 2006 12:48, Tom Mornini wrote:
> > The Subversion core team has the right to impose their opinions.

> You are saying so only because, accidentally, SVN team's views
coincide with yours. I
> wonder what would you say if you had a problem that other side even
refuses to
> acknowledge? "SVN needs labels. Period." ?

> If we start putting "periods" we get nowere.

What? Are you seriously implying that the Subversion development team
has no absolute authority over their own project?

If you feel so strongly about this issue, as you apparently do, and you
fail to achieve consensus with the core group of users and (much more
importantly) developers, then you are free to do exactly what the
developers did in the beginning - create your own solution.

Whether you choose to solve this apparent problem with wrappers, or by
designing your own system from the ground up is entirely your choice.
After your investment in blood, sweat, time and experience you will have
earned the ability to add your own "Period" to your own opinions about
your solution, just as those who have paid that price to bring you
Subversion have earned it for their solution.

Personally, I believe it is exactly the ability of the Subversion
development team to add appropriate "Periods" to their "opinions" (which
I call "architecture" and "design") that makes Subversion the excellent
piece of software that it is today.

Did I have to change my way of thinking and development process to use
Subversion? Yes. Just like I did when I used RCS, CVS, ClearCase and
SourceSafe. Am I griping because Subversion doesn't have Dynamic Views
that I used with ClearCase? No. I wouldn't think of it.

I am just grateful that a team of people cares so much that they are
willing to provide me a solution FOR FREE that solves as many problems
as it does. Without your having paid the same price as they, I found
your implication insulting (to them).

[Rant off, with a deep bow of sincere appreciation to the Subversion

Bryant Eastham
Chief Architect
Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, Inc.
Salt Lake City Lab
4525 South Wasatch Blvd., Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
Phone : 801.993.7124 Email: beastham@slc.mew.com
Fax: 801.993.7260 Web: http://slc.mew.com

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