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Re: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Christopher Taylor <chtaylo3_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-12 17:17:39 CEST

> User permissions / authorization for specific folders in Subversion is
> cumbersome and tedious. Quite frankly, I wish there were better tools
> for managing accounts and permissions. I am using a combination of an
> LDAP group and an accessfile to control who has access and what level
> of access on a per project basis. It is not easy.

I think this is a symptom of a problem for a number of open source
projects and something where, as much as I hate to say it, commercial
closed-source does a better job. I've noticed that quite a few (but
deff not even most) open source projects are reluctant to react to
user feedback. A lot of times there is an attitude of 'well that's
just not what i want my software to do' approach by the lead
developers. I think it then starts to become an ego issue. If enough
of the userbase wants a feature, it should probably be included ...
especially if it can be accomplished in such a manner that it doesn't
impact users who don't want the new feature.


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