# Re: Complete Windows distributions, can I help?

From: Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2002-06-26 21:24:31 CEST

On onsdag 26 juni 2002, 20.02, Branko Čibej wrote:

> If you could compile the code regularly, too, that'd be great -- I
> won't have to build those binary packages any more. But not with
> cygwin, because of the overhead of the emulator DLL. If MinGW works,
> that's fine.
>
> Otherwise, I'll just include mod-dav-svn.so in the next zip, so that
> you can install that into Apache, too.

Then I will start working with MinGW (the MinGW system are reliable and
well tested and the MinGW philosophy and license seem to fit subversion
very well) are and I can make regular packages of Subversion for
Windows, but it might take one or two days and I need some help and
information:

* svn for Windows looks for diff and diff3 in
C:\Program Files\bla\bla..
Can someone alter the code and make svn look in svn's path and
then in the PATH? Hard coding of "C:\Program Files.." are a pain
in the but for non english users. It's better to stick with the
PATH and include the diff* programs and the related libs in the
installer package.
* If some one have managed to compile svn, berkley and friends
with MinGW, Visual C 5.0 and/or the free Borland compiler,
let me know, and give me info on how you did it
* Where should i upload the packages? I can use josander.net/svn/
(in http and ftp)but the domain host is not very reliable
(alabanza with it's bogus name server system)

I think it would be nice to provide 3 Windows distroes:
* One complete with svn, full documentation in HTML format, diff*
(and libs if cygwin) and the Berkley db package etc.
* One minimalitsic with svn, docs, and diff.
* One additional with berkley and other extra stuff

And it would be fine if someone can send me mod-dav-svn.so or a link so I
can do some testing.

Thanks to both Branko and Karl for the nice responces about this - and to
all of you for your nice and polite answers and behaviour on
dev@subversion.tigris.org.

It's an honour to do something for Subversion - a program that will give
me much pleasure in the near future.

Jostein

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