Typos in 'Version Control With Subversion'

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Thu Dec 2 16:34:31 CST 2010

On 11/27/2010 03:45 AM, Steve Eppley wrote:
>  Hi,
> I noticed some grammatical errors/typos in "Version Control With
> Subversion." (The nightly build downloaded on November 26, 2010.)
>     "What makes the repository special is that these as the files in the
>     repository are changed"
>       -- The word "these" doesn't belong.
>     "A version control system's value comes in the fact"
>       -- Should be "A version control system's value comes from the fact."
>     "its via working copies"
>       -- Missing apostrophe; should be "it's via working copies."
> If I spot any more errors as I continue reading, I'll let you know.

Thanks.  I fixed these in r3816.

> An omission?  In the section How To Read This Book, unmentioned is the
> unlucky reader who needs to install and administer a Subversion server
> but doesn't yet have any such experience. (In other words, people like
> me.)  The only inexperienced readers listed are those lucky enough to
> have someone else install and administer the server.

The book really doesn't want to teach basic sysadmin knowledge -- there are
other ways to learn about that, and the approaches differ from OS to OS.
But perhaps the book should explicitly say this, and give some idea of that
classes of sysadmin knowledge that Subversion expects someone to have (basic
familiarity with starting and stopping services, configuration file editing,


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