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Re: Required reqistration

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 18:46:51 +0200

On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 06:11:34PM +0200, Jan Hendrik wrote:
> Concerning Re: Required reqistration
> Karl Fogel wrote on 8 Aug 2008, 10:54, at least in part:
> > Anyone is free to build binaries from Subversion's source, and to
> > distribute those binaries any way they want (including with
> > registration). I'm glad CollabNet is making these binaries available,
> > but they're not any more "official" than any other binary someone
> > chooses to make. You could make binaries too, and they'd be just as
> > legitimate as the ones CollabNet is making!

> what about this "certified" business?

I think that just means that you can buy support for these
binaries from CollabNet.

Imagine you were providing Subversion support to many people.
It makes sense to make them all use the same binaries because
this saves setup costs and creates a certain degree of homogeneity
in the environments of your customers.

So "certified" only makes sense in the context of a support
contract with a company such as CollabNet. It has nothing to
do with the Subversion project itself.

> In my humble understanding
> before long any request on this list or other places which has a
> buggy smell will be put down until the poster confirms it with the
> binaries from CollabNet. Just because any binary, at Tigris or
> elsewhere, is, well, not certified and in such a manner official and
> could just be the buggy reason for any issue. I will gladly be
> proven wrong, in the long run ...

It does not matter which binaries the reporter is using.

And as long as the issue is reproducible, we can try to fix it.
If the bug report includes all steps to reliably reproduce
an issue, that's all we need. You can safely assume that
developers are running self-compiled binaries of current trunk
when trying to reproduce reported issues, and not CollabNet's binaries.

If anyone (well, except CollabNet maybe) tells you your report
was invalid just because you were not using CollabNet's binaries,
that is mean and unjust.

> For it seems like the Windows
> installer at Tigris already has become victim of CollabNet's binaries.

Anyone is free to fill the gap and make their own binaries available.


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