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Re: static linking RA libs

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-02-16 23:54:15 CET

On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 04:40:18PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > I had been assuming that we didn't want to require db3 for the
> > Subversion build because it's not necessary for a network-only client,
> > but if my assumption was wrong, just disregard that paragraph of my
> > note.
> I think you've hit the heart of the issue: would it ever be acceptable
> to build a "network-only" client?
> My first instinct is "no"... because that's not like the cvs client.
> But I'm open to hearing other opinions.

I believe it is entirely reasonable and expected. Recall that our main
thrust was to be network-based. Personally, I'd say you only get the network
client in a default SVN install. The local client is a secondary install.

Think about all of the platforms the client will be ported to. I'm not so
sure the server will also run on them. That implies a network-only client
for those platforms where the server doesn't run.

> (Irk, though: just imagine some cvs user downloading svn source for
> the first time, and discovering that their freshly-compiled binary is
> somehow feature-deficient.)

Auto feature selection. The local will be built for that platform, *if* it
can. So that user will never see a deficiency unless their platform truly
*is* deficient.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:22 2006

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