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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] conversion of bitkeeper archive to tla

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] conversion of bitkeeper archive to tla
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 20:39:03 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 04:08:23PM -0400, James Blackwell wrote:
    > > You'd have to go back in the list quite a bit (8-12 months), but there
    > > was a long discussion about the path length problem on the list. I
    > > believe the summary of the thread was that whats really called for is to
    > > convince the cygwin guys to use longer NT paths rather than the 256 char
    > > paths that are inherited from win9x.

    > They don't need convincing, it just needs doing.

People (to whom it matters) should look at this and similar examples 
as structural problems in the free software innovation engine.   The
engineers know what to do --- it's the economic resource managers who
are lagging.


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