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Re: Windows build system: build or not external libraries automatically

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-02 22:23:13 CEST

On 4/2/07, Ivan Zhakov <chemodax@gmail.com> wrote:
> From my experience, most problems, that I had with building
> Subversion, caused by external libraries.

Yes, I completely agree -- building Subversion itself is trivial.
Getting all the dependencies in place with their varying support for
Windows is another story entirely.

> I propose to remove automatic building of external libraries from
> Subversion windows build system.
> It better for us to focus on:
> - checking for problems in gen-make.py
> - improve building process of some libraries
> - provide precompiled binaries of libraries, like we did for bdb
> - provide batch scripts for building external libraries
> But don't build external libraries using generated project files from
> Visual Studio.

I'm very much in favor of this -- as with bdb, if it's really needed
we can supply pre-built dependency packages.


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