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Re: SVN Win32 Developers -- need some help

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-30 20:26:01 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> I think we really need to address the problems of APR ICONV in our
> next release. Please see this thread for some references:
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=582337
>
>
> This library has always been a problem, when there are multiple
> clients installed and they used different compilers. But now with a
> mixture of APR ICONV 0.9.x and 1.1.x out there this problem is going
> to escalate. It crashes Subversion, which means it can also crash
> clients using Subversion.
>
> Stefan King did the work of creating an initial patch that replaces
> the dependency with Win32 API's. I think we just need some consensus
> that this is what we should do, and then get a developer to do it.
>
> I think this is important and we are going to have problems if we do
> not address this for 1.5.
>

If I understand correctly, Stefan already patches TortoiseSVN to do this.

TortoiseSVN "seems" to be one of the main ide/tools of choice for
Windows SVN users... this is surmised based on the fact that there have
now been over 4,500,000 downloads of it from Sourceforge.

I don't know how many of these are non-english users, but some of the
main Tortoise devs seem to be.

Doesn't this mean that, in a sense, it has been effectively field tested
under various locales for some time?

The only objection in the original thread seems to come from someone's
recollections about incomplete utf8 support under Windows.

I recall PostgreSql running into something like this as well so I
googled over there and came up with the following:

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-odbc/2006-03/msg00227.php
and
http://pginstaller.projects.postgresql.org/faq/FAQ_windows.html#2.6

Perhaps there is some useful "facts" there.

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