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Re: windows python bindings for subversion

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-09-04 21:21:20 CEST

David James wrote:

>On 8/28/05, peter frankenberger <peter.frankenberger@telus.net> wrote:
>>I've developed a freeware Windows tool for bulk renaming of files. I
>>would like to extend it to include renaming of files controlled by SVN.
>>The tool is written using python 2.4 but unfortunately the only
>>available SVN binding is for python 2.3.
>>Does anyone know if bindings for Python 2.4 will be available soon? If
>>not, can anyone show me how to make the bindings myself?
>Hi Peter,
>For testing purposes, I've compiled a prerelease version of the
>Subversion bindings for Python 2.4 on Windows. On my machine, these
>bindings pass the Subversion test suite.
>Download it at:
> http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james/svn-python/
>Hope this helps!
Maybe I have to explain, again, why the officially unofficial Windows
binary distro of Subversion only comes with Python 2.3 bindings. It's a
matter of compatibility. The Subversion binaries must work with the
Apache 2.0.x binaries, which are compiled with MSVC 6. Because of
runtime compatibility issues, Subversion must therefore also be compiled
with MSVC 6. Python 2.3 is the last version where the binaries available
from python.org are compiled with MSVC 6. Python 2.4 uses a newer
version of the compiler, and depends on a newer version of the C runtime
library, which is incompatible with Subversion's.

I'm told Apache 2.2.x will move to this newer compiler. When that
happens, Subversion can also switch, and we can create Python 2.4
binings by default. I don't know where that leaves us with Perl, though.

-- Brane

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