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AW: AW: Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Felix Gilcher <gilcher_at_exozet.com>
Date: 2006-11-20 10:53:51 CET


Tim Hill <mailto:drtimhill@comcast.net> schrieb am Samstag, 18. November 2006 21:38:

> One of those arguments is "not enough people have asked for it". If
> everyone did as you suggest, how would enough people *ever*
> ask for a
> feature? <hehe>

As someone else stated, this has come up on the list quite a few times. Lots of people asked for it. One of the major problems is that noone was able to write a specification of how this feature should behave exactly (let alone how to implement it). There even was a disagreement between the people that asked for labels on what the term "label" implies and how this should work.
Writing such a specification and get a consensus that it would be a worthy addition to the subversion feature set would be a first step to get the feature implemented. Volunteers one step ahead please. Writing the actual code or putting a bounty on that feature might help as well, but as stated in the hacking guidelines even a working patch is no guarantee that the feature will be accepted.

> On Nov 18, 2006, at 6:40 AM, Felix Gilcher wrote:
>> Tim Hill <mailto:drtimhill@comcast.net> schrieb am Freitag, 17.
>> November 2006 22:41:
>>>> To all people who have heard this discussion so many times over the
>>>> years, and are as sick to death of it as I am, I apologize in
>>>> advance for prolonging this thread.
>>> Why do you think that is?
>>> (a) We need something other than tags?
>>> (b) People don't "get" tags?
>>> (c) Users are dumb and should be ignored?
>> Maybe
>> (d) People don't read mailinglist archives and tend to repeat the
>> same arguments over and over and over again? Label support is not
>> the only topic that gets discussed on a regular basis.

Please apologize me if this may have sounded like an insult, I'm just part of the "people that have heard this discussion...". I'm not opposed in general to this feature, but I think discussing this over and over again has no added value unless someone steps forward with a detailed spec.



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