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RE: .dsp files in bundled apr(-util) (was: Subversion 0.21.0 released.)

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-04-16 21:10:58 CEST

> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 8:33 PM

> On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 05:01:50PM +0900, Wang Tao wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I found that where I try to open subversion.dsw with VC++6, VC++6 warn that
> > there are four dsp file can not be opened. I open the four file, and saved
> > them as DOS format (CR+LF). The four dsp file are parts of APR and APRUtil,
> > and the problem was existed since at SubVersion 0.20.1.
>
> The ASF maintains those files in CVS as text files (which they are, so it
> makes a certain amount of sense). However, that means that they end up with
> the newline style for whoever is packaging the code. If you get them from a
> .tar.gz file, then (most likely) the packager was running on Unix and
> they'll (incorrectly) have unix-style newlines.
>
> Normally, the ASF provides both .tar.gz files and .zip files. Where the .zip
> is exactly the same source except for the newline style. We haven't been
> doing the same thing for SVN, so the files are messed up for Windows users.
>
> I'm not sure what the best answer here is. There are quite a few options...

I'd suggest converting the eol style to CRLF in release.sh.

Sander

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