[wp-hackers] SVN: /branches/stable/

Doug Stewart dstewart at atl.lmco.com
Fri Sep 29 15:04:34 GMT 2006

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Peter Westwood wrote:
> If your _that_ paranoid about losing your changes you can use the svn hook
> scripts to run svnadmin hotcopy [1] or svnadmin dump --incremental to
> ensure you always have a backup of your repository.
> That way you don't need to rebuild your broken repo as you always have a
> backup.
> [1] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/re33.html
> [2] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/re31.html

Ahhh, but see, you're making the classic mistake of assuming that you're
dealing with 1) rational actors who 2) read documentation.  I don't know
how much time you've spent in the corporate world, but those are both
highly specious claims to make in any company with over 10 full-time
employees. *grin*

It's a plain and simple fact: Users. Don't. Read.  One has to hand-hold
through the muddy valleys of actual use cases in order to get 'em to the
grassy fields of self-sufficiency whose wide vistas and uncharted
territories oftentimes frighten users to such an extent that they're
still unwilling to venture off on their own or (Quel shock! Quel
horreur!) enter a search string into Google to find their own darn answers.

And, if anyone's interested, I have a whole closet full of cynicism at
home that I can put up on eBay, because I certainly can't use it all.


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Doug Stewart
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Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs
dstewart at atl.lmco.com
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