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Re: Alpha on Win32 without UTF8 conversion

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-23 03:46:42 CEST

=?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> FYI,
> As far as I'm concerned, Subversion Alpha on Win32 won't do encoding
> conversions. APR-iconv can't work even theoretically, because none of
> the conversion modules are compiled. Even if they were, I don't see how
> apr-iconv could work with the table-based encodings -- they never seem
> to get loaded -- and support for charset aliases is practially nonexistent.
> I tried very hard to put support for using the GNU libiconv into APR,
> but the only result was comments to about how ASF doesn't like GPL code,
> and that the apr_xlate code got moved around, making my patch worthless.
> Anyway. I've had enough of this, and am not going to touch that code
> again for some time. My patches are all in the mailing archives, so if
> somebody wants to take this up on the APR list and/or work on them,
> you're welcome. I have neither time nor energy any more to track and
> argue about certain hacks that have been going into the APR code.

Brane, if you can (pleeeeease) take the time to summarize briefly the
problems you know of, and a checklist of whether or not you've got
solutions for those problems (perhaps pending in mailing list
archives), I'd be glad to take a stab at picking up where you left

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