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Re: [RFC] If bindings are enabled, install them with standard 'install' target

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-13 18:15:52 CET

David James <james82@gmail.com> writes:
> If the user chooses to enable a set of bindings using "configure",
> then we should compile and install them with the standard targets. For
> example, if the user types "./configure --enable-javahl=yes && make &&
> make install", then we should include JavaHL with the Subversion
> installation.
> - If users choose to enable JavaHL, then clearly they want to compile
> and install it. If they don't want to install JavaHL, then they
> wouldn't have enabled it.
> - For most programs, the standard "all" and "install" targets compile
> and install the entire program. If users wish to enable or disable
> specific sections of a program, then they can do so by specifying
> different options when they call configure. See the official GNU
> coding standards for Makefiles at
> <http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Standard-Targets.html>.
> If the Subversion team is in favour of my proposal, then I will submit
> a patch to implement it. Please let me know :)

+1. Is anyone against?

I will not have the time/expertise to review and apply these patches,
however. I hope someone else will, but David, I hope you're prepared
to be as patient with this patch as you had to be with your last batch
of JavaHL patches :-) (most of which did get integrated eventually, I


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