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Re: 1.4.2 win32 binaries?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-11-13 14:14:40 CET

On 11/13/06, David James <james@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:

> > Side note: I find it a bit fishy that we've spent years telling
> > people that our posted win32 binaries (be they from Branko or D.J.)
> > are not 'official' or supported/endorsed by the project -- but then
> > starting with svn 1.4.0, we're now putting them in the special
> > downloads/ url right next to our officially-supported source releases.
> > Doesn't that sort of imply 'officialness'?
>
> +1. These binaries (built by D.J. Heap) are official and we should
> treat them as such.

I think you misunderstand me. :-) I'm saying that it's a *bad* thing
that we've started endorsing and supporting "official binaries". This
represents a big policy change, breaking with 5 years of tradition.
Our downloads page has always said:

   "The Subversion project does not officially endorse or maintain any
binary packages of the Subversion software. However, volunteers have
created binary packages for different distributions and platforms, and
as a convenience, we maintain a list of links to them here."

Was this policy change ever discussed? Did I miss this decision?
(Are we going to start rolling official binary packages for Mac and
various linux rpms as well?)

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