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Re: [PATCH] Documenting Win32 in INSTALL

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-02-04 22:39:10 CET

Bruce Atherton wrote:

>At 08:22 PM 2/4/2002 +0100, Branko =?UTF-8?B?xIxpYmVq?= wrote:
>>No. I just deleted tghat from the downloads page. It makes no sense to provide binary packages for stuff that we can automagically build from source. Also, using pre-built binaries makes debugging harder -- the paths embedded in the debug info are wrong.
>Good to know.
>>Neither OpenSSL nor Zlib are required anywhere, and both can be used on all systems. The neon configure accepts --with-ssl[=DIR] and --with-zlib[=DIR] arguments. For Win32, those settings are embedded in build/win32/build_neon.bat.
>>bruce@oilsands:~/subversion$ grep -ilr zlib *
>>bruce@oilsands:~/subversion$ grep -ilr with-ssl *
>The INSTALL file only mentions zlib in the Win32 section. Neither is
>even mentioned in the help message of configure. Looks like those
>options could do with a bit of documenting.
>For most of the entries in the Build Requirements, their necessity
>is conditional on a feature being required by the user. SSL and zlib
>don't seem different in this to me, so I'd like to include them in
>the list unless people consider them to still be too experimental. I
>assume that the optional DIR identifies the location of the library
>which otherwise defaults to the usual suspect directories, rather
>than to source or some config script. Is open-ssl the only
>implementation of SSL that is supported? Is zlib the only compression
>library? Are particular versions required?
Now really, this belongs to the Neon documentation. You should just
point people to that. The last thing you want to do is update the docs
for building neon every time a new version is released.

>>Now, just one small request:
>>I think this note should move one paragraph up.
>No problem. Here you go:
Thanks. The Win32 part of the docs is now committable. Again, someone
else will have to bless the Unix part.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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