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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Debugging new user induction

From: Davide Libenzi
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Debugging new user induction
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 21:22:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Robert Collins wrote:

> On Sat, 2003-10-04 at 12:56, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> >
> > > What I think happens is that new users to arch have some more or less
> > > preconcieved ideas about their 'ideal' RCS system, and look to shoehorn
> > > arch into the same pattern. Then, when they are told there are better
> > > ways, the better ways are rejected - on the basis that the new user
> > > knows better.
> >
> > (just when you think it's over)
> > Neither myself or Andrea ever claimed to "know better".
> Not explicitly, no. But the out of hand rejection, and plain disregard
> for some of the advice that was offered was rooted in -something-. If
> you can provide a better map for your and Andreas' mental state, great.
> Pending that.

The juice of my reply is that myself and Andrea didn't show up by saying:
"Oh gee, we'd like to have telepathic commits and extrasensorial mainline
notifications". The strict commit and the no-metadata-data-littering
thingies are pretty standard arouund the world last time I checked. We
have been treated like aliens here :)

- Davide

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