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Re: [PATCH] notes/releases.txt

From: <pll_at_lanminds.com>
Date: 2003-07-16 02:22:24 CEST

In a message dated: 15 Jul 2003 16:07:26 CDT
kfogel@collab.net said:

>Paul L Lussier <pll@lanminds.com> writes:

>> and adding a DEPENDENCIES listing just external packages,
>> version numbers, and URLs. This document would then be reference by
>> all other docs where necessary. It would also be the only place
>> where version numbers are mentioned.
>> to start.
>Mmm, not so sure about that. We already have autogen.sh checking for
>these, and INSTALL documenting them... and INSTALL is the right place,
>because these dependencies are needed to, well, install Subversion
>:-). Let's leave them there.

What about a location closer to the top of the INSTALL file which
simply does what I wanted the DEPENDENCIES file for.

My goal is to make it quick and painless to find out what revs of
what external dependencies are required, and where to get them, as
well as painless to maintain the this list.

As it is now, even though they are listed in INSTALL, you have to
scroll through a good portion of the file just to find out what you
need to install in order to build Subversion.

The current INSTALL TOC has:


     A. Bootstrapping from a Tarball or RPM
     B. Building the Latest Source under Unix

I suggest that under BUILD REQUIREMENTS we add a Dependencies subsection
which only lists the required external packages, their current rev
numbers, and their URLs. Section II. can pretty much remain the
same, with the exception that the rev numbers would be removed.

How does that sound?

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