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Re: win32 svn README suggestion

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-04 11:10:05 CET

Mason Thomas wrote:

> The README in the 0.16 win32 svn might benefit from an extra line
> pointing the user to "www.cygwin.com" to download the cygwin
> distribution (to obtain the diff.exe and diff3.exe files).

I don't think so. For one thing, we don't actually require the Cygwin
tools; for another, the requirements are described in INSTALL. And we
don't point people to URLs for OpenSSL, zlib, and other dependencies;
why make an exception here?

The intent of that README is not to replace INSTALL, just to tell tbe
user where it expects certain tools to be, and which versions of the
external libraries it's using. That's important for security reasons
(the OpenSSL and zlib versions in particular), and to guard against
binary-compatibility surprises WRT httpd -- I think 0.16 was the first
version of the binaries that I actually built against a released Apache,
that was built from the tarball.

> I would submit a patch, but I can't find this particular README in the
> svn repository!

Yes, this particular README is not in the repository, it's just on my
local machine. The contents are highly specific to the way I'm building
the binaries, so it really wouldn't make sense to put it into the repo.

> Also, would it be easier for windows users if README was renamed
> README.txt?

Look again. It is called README.txt.

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