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Re: Mercurial, I quit.

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:23:44 -0600
Cc: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F59ED123-5808-45C6-8EE3-BB199E84D22A@ihmc.us>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>

On Feb 28, 2013, at 10:29 PM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> USPS?

:-)  It would probably be quicker than trying to get hg to work.  But let me see if I can manage with the SourceTree app that Ivan pointed me at (thanks, Ivan) before I get back in my tree.

I guess I don't understand why we need version control *at all* here, never mind which particular VC system. We didnt use it when doing the 2004 specs. None of our documents have many-person teams involved in their creation: we never have to revert: the documents themselves are dated and each has latest- and previous-version links; and there will probably only have been about ten versions of each before LC. I appreciate that those in the WG who use these things on a daily basis find version control natural, but believe me, they are a very steep learning curve for the rest of us, and the fact that this is apparently completely unnecessary does put a little grit into the learning gears. 

Pat

> 
> peter
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> On Feb 28, 2013, at 6:33 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
> 
>> Gentlemen,
>> 
>> Under most circumstances, I would attempt to talk Pat down off his tree and/or help him through his challenges.  However, I fully appreciate his struggles with that arcane and overly complicated piece of software.  I concur with his statement that it is also overkill for our needs.
>> 
>> Surely we can arrange some way for Pat to provide his document without hg.  Suggestions?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> --
>> http://about.me/david_wood
>> 
>> 
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>> On Feb 28, 2013, at 21:18, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
>> 
>>> I am sorry, RDF WG. I have better things to do with the remainder of my life than waste it wrestling with gnomic, incomprehensible, brain-damaged software whose only apparent purpose is to prevent someone sending an HTML file from one place to another over the internet. 
>>> 
>>> As far as I can see, none of the claimed functionality of distributed revision control is of the slightest importance to our work here, so why are we using one? 
>>> 
>>> Let me propose that we find some other way for editors to make drafts public, preferably one that is simple and straightforward. When some workable means is available, let me know and I will send y'all the new draft of Semantics. 
>>> 
>>> Pat
>>> 
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