[tex-live] svn vs. p4

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat May 20 14:50:59 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> In any case, if the numbers are drastically different from some
>> other system doing the same work, this should be reported as a
>> problem to Subversion developers.  After all, they have an interest
>> to get their software ready for large real-life applications.
> as karl reported a while ago: they don't respond and don't seem too
> interested, not even for a project as larg eas tex live

Ugh.  Then the only motivation for using Subversion as opposed to p4
appears to be that developers need not worry about proprietary
clients, making TeXlive potentially open to more active contributors.

If the bug reports end in the bin, using Subversion does nothing to
aid its development also for other developers.  So it is not a choice
benefiting Subversion, regardless of how desirable this would be.

I have no idea what the problem in communication is, whether the
report has been too vague or anything like that.  If Subversion can be
told to produce debug output, sending in a detailed report of what
Subversion has been spending its resources on during such an operation
might help.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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