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Re: 1.4.2 win32 binaries?

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: 2006-11-14 02:11:55 CET

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Lieven Govaerts wrote:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On 11/13/06, David James <james@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
>>> +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."
> Users of Subversion on Windows already consider those binaries
> (including the installer) as official, based on:
> a) The svn binaries for windows can be downloaded from the official svn
> website
> b) They are created by full members of the svn development community
> c) 99% of the Windows subversion users who use the command line client
> don't build it from source, but use these binaries.
I guess most subversion users install binary packages, not only Windows
users. On my debian machines I don't build svn anymore since a long time.

d) The packages from subversion.tigris.org are the only win32 binaries of
the commandline client I know of. Most other OS have svn binaries

Just my 2 cents.


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