My first language is Spanish, but my grammar is good in both (at least it's a rushed edit or lack of bocabulary).
You said it right here (copied below)
but I found out most of issues with SVN, even with GUIs, come from the hit of our heads against the wall when working with subversioned files in our desktop.
That only says:
a) People have issues with SVN.
b) People includes all SVN experts, command-line coders, and code-divers like me
c) My opinion on where the issues come from is at the end of the sentence, not blaming SVN.
d) The target of the article are people who grown up using graphic interfaces: Windows, icons, mouse.
So you are like a jealous boyfriend. You hear a "horn" and you want hit the closest guy to your girlfriend. You are blinded by any word in the same sentence with SVN, and worst of all, people coming to this topic sees your point (not wrong if I actually WANTED worpdress changing their whole system to something else) and they just feel like joining to throw their stone to me.
When you stop defending SVN you'll read it all different. There is more proud on your studies and envy others didn't sweat it like you, all showing in your writting, than the desires of making thing better in mine.
Not all "professional developers" know SVN either. They might be familiar with other systems but seeing such instructions on the official plugin documentation, believe that it's the right way to go for SVN with WordPress.
Your comment is ridiculous. If everything worked that way Wikipedia would be a Nazi "official" info page. People have enough neurons to read the titles stating "SVN" and "Help to understand it and work faster with it if you are used to icons and mouse"
Believing people is going to get confused is SUPER-DUMB. That's only your envy of others not winning your wins to get it with less sweat.
You don't need to be a "professional developer" to use SVN. You just need to spend some time (probably less than you spent learning the plugins API and PHP) and read the documentation.
There you go again. How many times do I have to say I agree SVN is a must?
Read my words.
I DON'T NEED TO KNOW THAT COMMAND LINE.
YES, I WILL USE SVN.
NO, I WON'T USE THOSE COMMANDS.
YES, I WILL SUBMIT THE FILES WITH SVN
NO, I WON'T USE THOSE COMMANDS.
IT WORKS, AND IM' USING SVN, AND I DIDN'T USE THOSE COMMANDS.
Does that makes you feel angry? Not having your expertise, not reading the whole documentation and STILL being able to understand it and use it?
That you've refused to does not mean others with similar skill levels are unwilling to.
That's "right to choose". I agree.
DEAL: I'll allow others read the terminal-way and you allow others read my desktop way. mmm…Conflicting feelings, right?
What should you do?… admit fair is fair for everyone allowing people unwilling to do it the terminal way and stain the holy old-command-line papyrus…
Honor your wings and 'the hell with everyone's "right to choose". I won't let them to jump over the "proper" command-line way.
It must be hard.
Your accusations about some conspiracy keeping "non-devs" out is inaccurate and it's really not helping your argument.
The way you fall once and again in the label I'm putting you definitely makes my point when others see how you keep spinning in the same place.
But that's exactly what you're pushing so hard for. An alternative workflow which bypasses SVN's workflow
Really? Are you really pulling that longer?
"Bypass SVN's workflow? Would you stop it?
Is that rage?, envy?, proud of your wings?
Using my desktop to manage my files should make no impact in your life or WP admins.
It's still you who is misleading SVN with SVN GUI.
If you really tried my alternative you would have
a) proved that I'm still using SVN and it validates fine wp side
b) answered my question about "unchanged files taking the same disk space". Since you didn't answer, makes my point that the only advantage of copying the files with SVN (by copying I mean creating a new version. Copying folders) doesn't even exist.
You could make me take back some of my recommendations just by explaining me how the way I work with my files locally affects WP or the SVN project in the server.
But you haven't.
Would I be able to drive a car with my left foot? Probably. Would I be able to get the best out of it? No. Your method will be like telling lots of people to drive with their left foot.
Wow, I have the answer to my question you just confused here.
The question was whether you'd get confused if I told you to do something you do every day, in a different way. Not whether you could do it or not.
And the answer seems to be YES. You will. As per the last many, you have been "watching" the words. Not reading.
You hurt my topic. Thanks.