This book would not be possible (nor very useful) if
Subversion did not exist. For that, the authors would like to
thank Brian Behlendorf and CollabNet for the vision to fund such
a risky and ambitious new Open Source project; Jim Blandy for
the original Subversion name and design—we love you, Jim;
Karl Fogel for being such a good friend and a great community
leader, in that order.
Thanks to O'Reilly and our editors, Linda Mui and Tatiana
Diaz for their patience and support.
Finally, we thank the countless people who contributed to
this book with informal reviews, suggestions, and fixes: While
this is undoubtedly not a complete list, this book would be
incomplete and incorrect without the help of: Jani Averbach,
Ryan Barrett, Francois Beausoleil, Jennifer Bevan, Matt Blais,
Zack Brown, Martin Buchholz, Brane Cibej, John R. Daily, Peter
Davis, Olivier Davy, Robert P. J. Day, Mo DeJong, Brian Denny,
Joe Drew, Nick Duffek, Ben Elliston, Justin Erenkrantz, Shlomi
Fish, Julian Foad, Chris Foote, Martin Furter, Dave Gilbert,
Eric Gillespie, Matthew Gregan, Art Haas, Greg Hudson, Alexis
Huxley, Jens B. Jorgensen, Tez Kamihira, David Kimdon, Mark
Benedetto King, Andreas J. Koenig, Nuutti Kotivuori, Matt Kraai,
Scott Lamb, Vincent Lefevre, Morten Ludvigsen, Paul Lussier,
Bruce A. Mah, Philip Martin, Feliciano Matias, Patrick Mayweg,
Gareth McCaughan, Jon Middleton, Tim Moloney, Mats Nilsson, Joe
Orton, Amy Lyn Pilato, Kevin Pilch-Bisson, Dmitriy Popkov,
Michael Price, Mark Proctor, Steffen Prohaska, Daniel Rall,
Tobias Ringstrom, Garrett Rooney, Joel Rosdahl, Christian Sauer,
Larry Shatzer, Russell Steicke, Sander Striker, Erik Sjoelund,
Johan Sundstroem, John Szakmeister, Mason Thomas, Eric
Wadsworth, Colin Watson, Alex Waugh, Chad Whitacre, Josef Wolf,
Blair Zajac, and the entire Subversion community.
Thanks to my wife Frances, who, for many months, got to
hear, “But honey, I'm still working on the book”,
rather than the usual, “But honey, I'm still doing
email.” I don't know where she gets all that patience!
She's my perfect counterbalance.
Thanks to my extended family for their sincere
encouragement, despite having no actual interest in the
subject. (You know, the ones who say, “Ooh, you're
writing a book?”, and then when you tell them it's a
computer book, sort of glaze over.)
Thanks to all my close friends, who make me a rich, rich man.
Don't look at me that way—you know who you are.
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