[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?
glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Sun Sep 3 17:20:39 BST 2006
Yongwei Wu wrote:
> Yes, as *the* author you must have a vision how CVSNT should evolve.
> However, I do not think it right to restrict how your users use your
> product, esp. if the issue is not something that can interfere with
> the future development of your product.
You've stated your case clearly, and gotten an answer. It wasn't the
answer you wanted but you still have plenty of choices:
-- Use some other product that contains an equivalent function. For
example, does the NONGNU CVS port to Win32 support --lf? I can't tell
because it *isn't documented*.
-- Patch it yourself! Right now it's just a warning, it shouldn't be
difficult to locate and eliminate the print statement that outputs it
and recompile. If you lack the skill yourself, maybe you can find other
users who want the --lf option and convince them to help.
-- Develop your code under cygwin with the cygwin CVS.
-- Develop your code under a real linux/unix system with CVSNT or
whatever version you like.
-- Purchase CVS Professional and pay to have that feature modified with
a switch to suppress the warning and maintained.
Tony is trying to not expend effort on supporting buggy features that
have no use to 99% of all users out there. There are only so many
development hours in a day, and IMHO I believe 'no' serves the overall
community better than a 'yes' in this case.
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