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Re: Subversion portability [Was: Re: Windows build severly broken due to read-only issues...]

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-02-11 19:01:33 CET

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

>Branko =?UTF-8?B?xIxpYmVq?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>The problem, as usual, is not people but processes. In "doing something
>>about it" we shouldn't ask people who contribute patches to test on more
>>than one platform; we /should/, however try to make sure a change does
>>get tested on as broad a set of platforms as we can achieve. Note I said
>>"change", not "contribution". This will get more and more important the
>>closer we are to 1.0, because the cost of errors gets higher.
>I'm willing to assist in this area as much as possible. I do have a
>Win32 box sitting next to me at the office whose job is, technically
>speaking, to provide me a mechanism by which to keep Subversion on the
>right track in The Win-world. My failure to do so thus far (well, at
>least in some time now) is laziness on my part to fight with the build
>situation. Until recently, Neon's Windows build was sooooooo broken,
>and I tired of re-implementing custom Neon build stuffs every time we
>xupgrade to a new version.
>Now, I seem to recall a rumor that Subversion builds pretty much
>out-of-the-box on Win32 these days. If this is true, then the Win32
>platform will regain some of my attention.
It does now, except for Berkeley DB, which you really don't want to
rebuild every time. There's a binary BDB package on the downloads page.

(There was also a binary neon package there, until I fixed the neon
build. Did you ever look there? :-)

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