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Re: Shipping a binary version of svnmerge.py under Windows

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-05-20 18:55:12 CEST

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Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>
>>> I was wondering if it would make sense to ship a binary version of
>>> svnmerge.py in the Windows binary pack. I can easily provide a
>>> standalone executable that works without Python installed.
>> Interesting! How is this done, and how large is the resulting binary?
>
> I use PyInstaller (which is maintained by... uhm... me! :)).

Excellent - no problem getting any upstream issues dealt with, then! :-)

> I have uploaded a sample here: http://www.develer.com/~rasky/svnmerge.exe
> (made from the HEAD version of today). The executable is 1.3Mb (made using a
> stripped down version of the Python DLL without the large CJK asian codecs
> which are useless in many cases).

1.3Mb is.... remarkably small, I guess, given what it needs to contain.

I leave it to people more familiar with our Win32 distributions to
decide whether it's worth embedding it within them, but it seems
reasonable that we could host svnmerge.exe files in the 'Documents &
files' area on the website?

On an unrelated note: Please avoid cc-ing svnmerge@orcaware on threads
which are primarily for dev@svn, since the svnmerge list denies posting
from non-subscribers.

Max.
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