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Re: Cygwin Install, Misc. Documentation and Install Comments

From: solo turn <soloturn99_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-06 22:01:16 CET

the server i did not try, but we use the client:
just install it (the 0.15.exe, you also might want to copy the 0.16
*.exe from brane over the 0.15 ones), and use it with standard
cygwin.

i would give the server a try with just the standard apache 2.0.43. i
think there were troubles with the server on win xp, tho.

the tigris site is a little bit "not"-straightforward (there is "file
sharing" to your left ....) - but you find the built version(s) in
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91

--- Andrew <asha@onezero.org> wrote:
> Hello..
>
> Subversion looks nice. I used CVS for 4 years and would like to
> use
> Subversion in a new project that I am starting now. I'm itching to
> go -- getting a revision control system in place is the project's
> top
> priority.
>
> The project is being developed mostly in the Cygwin environment.
> So,
> I want to use a version of Subversion that knows about
> Cygwin/Unix-like
> path names. It would be awful to have to continually translate
> paths
> between Unix-style slashes and Windows-style backslashes. Using
> CVS
> would probably be better than that.
>
> It is possible to invoke a for-Windows Subversion binary from
> Cygwin,
> but that binary won't know about Cygwin path names. It seems that
> in
> order to get Subversion to know about Cygwin-style path names, it's
> necessary to use a version of Subversion that was built under
> Cygwin,
> or at least specifically to handle CYgwin-style paths in some way.
>
> So, a few weeks ago I tried building and installing Subversion
> under
> Cygwin, using a recent version from the Subversion source
> repository
> at tigris. (I do not recall which version.) I ran into one or
> more
> problems running ./configure. I spent several hours debugging the
> script and looking for information at Google, but eventually gave
> up.
> Unfortunately I have since deleted the directory that contained the
> build and install attmept, so I can't provide much more
> information.
> I was wondering if anyone had installed Subversion on Cygwin
> recently.
> At the time I tried to get Subversion to build under Cygwin, it
> looked like
> the last semi-official install attempt was in February (maybe
> February
> 28 -- I am writing from memory). If nobody has tried this
> recently,
> could a Subversion build/install guru take a look? February was a
> long time ago -- it would be nice for those of us that just want to
> use
> Subversion to have it work on Cygwin right out of the box.
>
> In return for help with this vague "it won't go on Cygwin" report,
> I am contributing some notes that I made a few weeks ago about ways
> that the Subversion documentation and install process might be
> improved.
> Even though the notes are somewhat raw, I think they're
> comprehensible;
> if something is unclear, let me know and I'll try to clarify.
>
> I've subscribed to dev@subversion.tigris.org to be able to see
> responses.
> I'll probably unsubscribe after a few days, as my interest is in
> getting
> Subversion installed on Cygwin, and not in the high traffic on the
> list.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> - Andrew
>
>
> Here are the notes about the Subversion book.
>
> add date to the title page
>
> svn resolve
> how about having it warn you if there are new conflict markers
> in the file:
> $ svn resolve sandwich
> Not resolved; sandwich contains new conflict markers
> You can use "svn resolve -f" to force resolution.
>
> svn ignore
> bias towards certain files; default should be to ignore nothing
>
> "Note that<svn resolve> --> "Note that <svn resolve>"
> "svn ci --file logmsg" --> "$ svn commit --file logmsg"
>
> page 27: COMMITTED overwrites its table entry
> ("The last revision in which ...")
> I think this happens in an earlier table also; I don't remember
> where.
>
> How about using lower case letters for head, base, committed, and
> prev?
> I didn't see capital letters anywhere else in svn so far.
>
> page 28 (description of svn import) -- refers to "svnadmin create",
> which has not yet been described in the document at this point.
>
> Explain the name of "svn cat" -- it will make no sense to non-UNIX
> users.
>
> What do the "-500" items mean in the examples with dates and times?
>
> In "svn list" output, instead of showing a _ for every item
> that doesn't have a property, how about just showing nothing
> there (a space)?
> Also, "The columns tell you if a file has ..." -->
> "The columns tell you if a file or directory has ..."
>
> It would be nice for the guided tour to give a quick introduction
> to
> creating repositories.
>
> What I've read so far of the documentation is quite good.
>
> I desire quick start documentation -- just a few pages (5 at most)
> about
> how to create a repository, check out a file, and check in a file,
> with
> pointers at the end of the quick start documentation to the
> documentation
> for the next-most-common tasks.
>
> Add an index to the document.
>
> About what are currently called "properties" in Subversion
> parlance:
> I don't know if "property" is a standard term beyond its meaning in
> C#, but from my point of view it's a bit unpleasant to have
> "property"
> mean one thing in C# and another in Subversion. I wonder if the
> Subversion world would be served best by calling this thing
> "attribute"
> rather than "property" as it's currently called.
>
> Regularly building pre-built binaries for Cygwin and putting them
> and the
> necessary brief install documentation up at tigris might
> significantly
> expand the Subversion user base. For example I bet making a Cygwin
> binary and install documentation update every six months would be
> fine in
> most cases. Most people are going to be interested in using
> Subversion,
> I think, not in the intricacies of building and installing it. I
> might
> be wrong about how other people feel but at there is a data point
> here
> from one potential Subversion user that would like to use it rather
> than
> debug builds and installs.
>
>
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