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Re: Complete Windows distributions, can I help?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-06-27 00:21:21 CEST

[I expect this was meant for the list]

Jostein Christoffer Andersen wrote:

>On onsdag 26 juni 2002, 22.30, Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>
>>Jostein Christoffer Andersen wrote:
>>
>>
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>
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>>I'd rather avoid using PATH for the same reasons as on Unix --
>>Subversion requires very specific versions of the diff and diff3
>>programs. The program paths can be changed in svn_private_config.hw,
>>but only at compile time.
>>
>>
>
>The installer can include diff and diff 3 (Cygwin version )and copy them
>to the %WINDIR% directory wich should be very safe.
>
 Ouch! Please avoid %WINDIR% if at all possible. It's a very bad idea to
put things there.

> The cygwin dll's can
>be placed on the same place as diff and diff 3 or in the system
>directory. If the diff programs are included in the Subversion Windows
>package, the we cam make sure that the diff programs in use are the
>required ones. But of course: -It's no problem to hard code to
>C:\Program Files\....
>
>
>
>>The best place would be the Subversion downloads area at
>>
>>http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91
>>
>>You'll have to log in to be able to upload files. You'll get Win32
>>binaries there, too.
>>
>>
>
>I'm a observer, but I can try to "Change my role in a project"?
>
You don't get a "suggest a download" button, or something like that?
Well, you can always point me to the distro, and I can upload it there
for you.

>>I'd much rather have a single distro, with several install options, if
>>that's possible. Note too that, at the moment, the Berkeley DB DLL is
>>requred even if you don't use a local repository, because we don't
>>load RA modules dynamically on Windows (yet).
>>
>>
>
>No problem at all
>
>So, what do we do?
>Sebastian Bergmann have provided some binaries wich is libdb40.dll
>svn.exe svnadmin.exe and svnlook.exe. His zip file is only 582kB big and
>I will test it tomorrow on Windows NT and 98.
>

You also have a set of binaries in

   http://subversion.tigris.org/files/documents/15/307/svn-win32-r2294.zip

Those (and later versions) are compiled against OpenSSL and zlib, too.

>It's no problem for me to compile diff and diff3 (from diffutils) for
>windows, will they work as long as they work on Unix?
>
I think so. I'm using the cygwin diff* myself.

>To convert the documentation from texi/text to HTML is no problem.
>
>Then it's only the shared svn_*dll libs left right (which must wait?)?
>
>
There aren't any svn DLLs on Windows yet (except mod_dav_svn.so, of
course). Everything is linked statically.

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