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Re: [RFC] Subversion 1.3 distribution tar slimmer?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-08-31 21:35:27 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2005, at 2:12 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
>>> I'd like to break with the pre-1.0 era for the distribution tarball
>>> and start shipping only the Subversion sources.
>> So what do we do about the Windows source distro? There are _no_
>> binary packages of APR et al. for Windows, not to mention that the
>> Windows build requires APR sources.
> My feeling is that it's such a tremendously complex process to build
> Subversion on Windows anyway, that including apr/apr-util/neon in the
> .zip isn't going to make a bit a difference. People building on
> windows *already* need to fetch a whole bunch of dependencies, and
> often that includes all of apache. A smaller .zip is akin to
> "spitting in the ocean".
> Sorry we didn't speak up earlier, but kfogel and I are both very much
> +1 on slimming down the release. The early days of "everyone builds
> from source" are over. Pretty much all users use binaries now.
> Those who do build from source are either developers or packagers,
> both of which are already plenty familiar with svn's external
> dependencies. Those groups, I'm sure, are already passing complex
> arguments to our ./configure.

I agree. In that case, I don't think we have to wait for 1.4 to rip apr
and neon out.

-- Brane

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