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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-01-18 21:39:25 CET

On Jan 18, 2007, at 13:47, Talden wrote:

> - A general attitude of "if you can just grep log results on the
> client then the server doesn't need feature X" - that's great if (a)
> you want every client to have to produce their own, sometimes complex,
> grep commands and (b) you have a very fast connection (some of us are
> in a different country from the server and not on a particularly quick
> connection).

I do not believe that there is any such attitude. If it has been
suggested to you before to use the log where you might prefer to use
a property, then this is because the log solution has worked for many
people before. For example for storing the bug ID that the revision
fixes. However, if you prefer a property, nothing prevents you from
using one. I believe TortoiseSVN even includes a field for that,
which integrates with Bugzilla. It could probably be made to
integrate with other bug trackers as well.

The attitudes that do exist, and which are perfectly reasonable and
to be expected are:

- Requests for which workarounds already exist are less important
than requests which are actual crashing bugs or new features that
have been oft requested and which are difficult or impossible to work
- Developer time is limited.
- It must be completely agreed what a feature should do before it can
be implemented. This means there must be a discussion and ultimately
a design document specifying how the feature is to behave in every
instance. Many requests that come up time and time again on the list
have never reached an agreement as to what exactly they are supposed
to do, and have therefore failed to be implemented.

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