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Re: Source download with known-working dependency sources?

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 17:35:02 CEST

David James wrote:
> On 9/1/05, David James <james82@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>- OpenSSL (only by reference to the openssl site?)
>>SSL support is an important client-side feature. We can include
>>OpenSSL directly in our "Subversion Dependencies" package, as
>>long as our dependencies tarball contains the following
> [snip]
> Because OpenSSL contains strong encryption algorithms, many of which
> are subject to patents and import/export restrictions, it is subject
> to many complex legal issues. So, it's probably easier to point users
> to the openssl website.
> Let's keep this can of worms closed :)

I agree - FWIW, if you are setting up a remote development server,
you will probably also be setting up OpenSSH which also uses OpenSSL.
Also, not all developers need SSL support when using Subversion...

In my experience, OpenSSL and ZLIB are fairly common requirements of
multiple developer tools, while APR and Neon are pretty much limited
to Subversion (unless you happen to be developing a web site...)

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