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Re: [opensuse-factory] cvsgraph?
  • From: Andreas Vetter <vetter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 10:32:33 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0703091030240.32145@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> On Thursday 08 March 2007 08:00, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag 08 März 2007 schrieb Randall R Schulz:
> > > > How many openSUSE users you think might require it? I'd go for 5
> > > > to 10. We're currently trying to get such packages out of the
> > > > product everyone has to download and put them in opensuse
> > > > buildservice repositories. And if you haven't yet, I suggest you
> > > > get an account to upload the package.
> > >
> > > Do you really think there are only 5 or 10 programmers using
> > > openSUSE?
> >
> > Hmm, you want to tell me every programmer needs cvsgraph? I wonder
> > how I managed to program so far without it.
>
> I don't know. Give it a try.
>
> CVS and Subversion are the most widely used open-source version
> control / source code management systems and both are included in
> openSUSE. Many users of one or both of these also use ViewVC or
> ViewCVS. This is also included. There's one missing piece: cvsgraph
> (optional support for which is built into ViewVC). I believe there's a
> large number of people who would like to have the additional
> functionality provided by it and that the complete set of related
> packages should be included.
>
> But what are the criteria for inclusion? What percent of the users must
> use a package to get it included?
>
> If you start with this offhand "I don't need it and don't see why more
> than a handful of users would" justification for excluding packages
> (explicitly requested packages, no less), then where does it end? With
> an operating system release with no more application software than MS
> Windows? Of course not, but I'd strongly prefer continuing in the other
> direction--"all comers welcome."

Thank you for support. That's exactly my point of view.

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Regards
Andreas Vetter
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