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Re: [RFC] Subversion 1.3 distribution tar slimmer?

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2005-08-31 14:04:51 CEST

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 8/31/05, Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:
>>Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>>>In the pre-1.0 era, we distributed full neon and APR sources with
>>>Subversion. The reason being that most people had to build from source and
>>>we didn't want them to have to search for some or all of subversion's
>>>In the current post 1.2 era, most of our users install one of the binary
>>>packages either provided from the svn homepage or by packagers. In most
>>>cases packagers will be bound to system provided versions of neon and APR.
>>>Remains only a very limited group building from source.
>>>I'd like to break with the pre-1.0 era for the distribution tarball and
>>>start shipping only the Subversion sources.
>>IIRC, currently the configury prefers bundled {neon,apr,apr-util} sources to
>>system-installed versions of the libraries at the moment.
>>Maybe a staged change would be better?:
>>1.3.x: Have ./configure prefer system libs to bundled source.
>>1.4.x: Don't bundle the source.
> Hmm. That seems like a nice migration path. Do you expect a lot of
> trouble if we switched cold turkey? I'd like to give that (switching
> cold turkey) a try in 1.3.0-RC1, because that's part of what the RC's
> are for, right?
> To address Michael Sweet's point: we don't provide libxml2, expat,
> zlib, openssl or any of our other dependencies. Providing APR
> 0.9.(5|6) with Subversion kind of implies that that's the required
> version to use, while in fact it's only the minimum.

Hmm, I've successfully compiled Subversion 1.0 through 1.2.1 on all
of our build systems, and few of them have libxml2, expat, zlib, or
openssl installed...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com
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