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RE: SVN not usable on a Mac (#2464)

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:59:29 -0400

> On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 11:14:13AM +0200, Vitus Piroutz wrote:
> > > "I do understand your frustration, believe me. We have had a
> number of complaints regarding this matter but the responsibility
> for fixing this does lie squarely with CollabNet et al, and I know
> that they have received more than their fair share of mails from
> frustrated users in relation to this."
> >
> > > "No Subversion-offical fixes are available as of yet. As soon
> as they are, we'll make them available."
> >
> > > "This problem is most likely related to Subversion's lack of
> support for files containing accents and diacritics. "
>
> I am not going to comment on that statement from Cornerstone apart
> from pointing out that it is showing deep ignorance of how the
> Subversion community works.
>
> I am sorry you feel you wasted money on their product because
> you were not aware of this problem before your purchase.
>
> > So please provide a huge badge on http://subversion.apache.org
> > indicating to international users "Not for Mac users yet! (we
> can't
> > handle your filenames, but working hard since 2005 to fix this)"
>
> Yes, several people have spent many hours already trying to fix
> this.
> There have even been several face-to-face sessions between
> Subversion
> developers specifically trying to address this problem. I am not
> aware
> of many other issues that have received this much attention.
>
> Your venting is showing disrespect (or ignorance?) of the work that
> has already gone into fixing this. And venting won't help anyone
> advancing towards a solution.
>
> Rather, this issue requires somebody who is constructive and
> willing
> to drive discussion and design for a fix forward.
> So please see the notes and discussions linked from the issue.
> Please try to properly understand the problems involved here.
> And please help us come up with a solution that solves all the
> concerns raised by people who have already spent some of their
> valuable time on this.
>
> All after cooling off on the couch with a hot beverage, of
> course...
>
> Not that you're obliged to help. But if you don't have anything
> to contribute apart from venting on the list please post your rants
> on some blog or whatever but leave the lists alone with it. Thanks.

<<A BIT OFF TOPIC>>

A very even handed and well thought out reply.. and much more thoughtful than I would have given were I an svn dev. Stefan, you're a good man. Well done.

BOb
Received on 2011-07-08 16:00:08 CEST

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