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Re: [RFC] Subversion 1.3 distribution tar slimmer?

From: Jim Correia <jim.correia_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 01:48:23 CEST

On Aug 31, 2005, at 3:30 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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.

Well I'm a non-subversion developer who always builds from source.
The binary packages for Mac OS X all have something wrong with them
which prevent me from using them (yes, I'm picky.) :-)

They either build too much, install into a weird location, build the
dynamic version, don't pass the correct flags to configure so the man
pages end up in the right place, etc.

I find it is easier to build my own static binaries.

On Aug 31, 2005, at 5:57 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> I'd be fine with our 'standard' 1.3 distro not having the
> dependencies in it; but I'd prefer still having a 'full'
> distribution that includes those dependencies.

I'd prefer that the full distro with required dependencies is kept as
well. It makes building the source package myself so much easier than
having to track down the dependencies (and figure out which versions
of each I should be using.)


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