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Re: How can I build svn with Visual C++ Toolkit 2003?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-06 02:22:52 CET

Barry Scott wrote:

> I have the free Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 optimizing compiler from
> Microsoft
> and I'm looking at getting svn built with it so that I can build my
> pysvn extension
> for Python 2.4 (Python dev says that you cannot use MSVC 6.0 for
> Python 2.4).

So we have a problem, because I *think* we need MSVC 6 for compatibility
with installed httpd/apr.

> gen-make.py does not implement the nmake-vcnet generator that I'm
> guessing
> is the only way to use the free tools to build an optimised svn.
> Do you have plans to add the nmake-vcnet generator?

No, do you have a patch? :-)

> Does any one know how hard it is to turn the gen_make generator into the
> nmake vcnet generator?

Nobody has tried, AFAIK, but it shouldn't be all that hard. Well, except
that nmake is brain-dead so we probably can't simply reuse the makefile

> Personally I'm not going to pay £600 for the tools svn requires to
> build it.

You either do that, or provide patches. Sorry if that doesn't sound
nice, but I hardly have time to keep up with the mailing lists these
days, let alone fix the generator.

-- Brane

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