JPortal wrote:That's like Microsoft's anti-piracy techniques... it doesn't really work 100% and it's just annoying to the people who aren't doing any harm. Any n00b can download TortoiseCVS if snapshots aren't available.
I think you miss the point. The n00b who understands CVS development branches isn't the type of n00b who will mistake a snapshot for a release. Even if the developers were to rethink snapshots, it's not about limiting access but about avoiding confusion.
SamG wrote:It does get a little tiresome. I do understand the occasional oopsie, but it seems a lot of people are not getting the idea for whatever reason.
A lot, not most.
Right. That's what I said.
JPortal wrote:It's annoying, but whatever. It takes all of what, 5 minutes to tell someone that CVS code is unsupported?
But whatever? I think it's a little more involved than that. End users get frustrated, and at times we have to explain why
a zero support policy exists in the first place, as you know from your own "why" question.
There has to be a better way. Yet when we suggest that area51 users (a phpBB development site, not a general purpose phpBB site) ought to read the forum descriptions, that comes across as asking too much. It takes all of what, 30 seconds to read a forum description? Like I said before, we all make mistakes; that's not a problem. But certainly we all, as a community, could work together better toward a common goal.