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From "Hyrum K. Wright" <>
Subject Re: Subversion in 2010
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:43:10 GMT

On Jan 8, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Paul Querna wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
> <> wrote:
>> I hope the holidays have been good for everybody in the Subversion community.  In
between spending some quality time with family, and eating more than I ought, I've done a
bit thinking about Subversion in 2010, what I'd like to see happen, and some goals that we
can work toward as a community.  Here's my list (in no particular order):
>> * Release 1.7 with wc-ng and obliterate support
>> * Build our developer community
>> * Finish joining the ASF and dissolve SVN Corp
>> * Talk to users more
>> * Build out our web presence on s.a.o.
>> * Profit! (well, maybe not...)
>> Each of these probably deserves it's own thread for more in-depth discussion, but
it's useful to have a high-level view.  What are your plans for Subversion in 2010?
> As brought up in the other replies, I think the stated goal of
> Subversion 1.8 should be something like:
> "Profile everything, be faster at everything"

That's a *great* suggestion.

> git has done this constantly, and we see the results, sure some of
> what they do is messy, but Apache projects in general have always
> taken the time to get architectures right, and do the execution of a
> design well.

I think really it's a question of resources.  I wish we had a small group (~3 people) whose
entire role was to do profiling and performance improvements.  Another group for regressions
and bug fixes.  Another for web stuff and doc tasks.  And then a somewhat larger group of
folks focused on development.

This may sound like the antithesis of open source, but it sometimes feels to me like we're
very under-resourced, and what resources we do have aren't focused.  I don't know how to solve
either problem, short of increased corporate involvement or a massive PR blitz in the open
source community.

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