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Re: [RFC] Subversion 1.3 distribution tar slimmer?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-08-31 01:15:09 CEST

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> In the pre-1.0 era, we distributed full neon and APR sources with
> Subversion. The reason being that most people had to build from source and
> we didn't want them to have to search for some or all of subversion's
> dependencies.
>
> In the current post 1.2 era, most of our users install one of the binary
> packages either provided from the svn homepage or by packagers. In most
> cases packagers will be bound to system provided versions of neon and APR.
> Remains only a very limited group building from source.
>
> I'd like to break with the pre-1.0 era for the distribution tarball and
> start shipping only the Subversion sources.

IIRC, currently the configury prefers bundled {neon,apr,apr-util} sources to
system-installed versions of the libraries at the moment.

Maybe a staged change would be better?:
1.3.x: Have ./configure prefer system libs to bundled source.
1.4.x: Don't bundle the source.

Max.

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