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Re: cygwin.

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-04-25 21:38:36 CEST

Jim Blandy wrote:

> Cygwin is a fine expedient, but I do hope that someone will volunteer
> the time to do a proper port of Subversion to Win32 and the Microsoft
> development tools.

Just for the record, let's remember that I (almost) proposed using the
cygwin tools, but compiling with "gcc -mno-cygwin". We'd compile exactly
the same sources as with MSVC, and the compiled code would not depend on
cygwin.dll. We'd only use thy cygwin tools to configure the source tree.
That would remove our dependency on MSVC, but I did /not/ propose to
drop MSVC support.

Of course, the obvious prerequisites are similar support in apache, apr,
neon, expat, ... probably not available soon.

Bill Tutt wrote:

> Well, it kind of helps to have Subversion work under MSVC since there
> are several things about COM vtables that gcc doesn't quite get right.
> (Multiple inheritance stuff). Which are needed for the current Win32 UI
> code. [:)]

One might argue that the Win32 UI bits are not part of Subversion
proper. One might also argue that gcc-3.0, which has (will have) a
different object layout which /is/ compatible with COM, will be released
before we get cygwin (or mingw32) configury support in the packages we
depend on.

Either way, it's not a problem right now.


Brane �ibej
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