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Re: SVN Win32 Developers -- need some help

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-30 20:21:17 CEST

On 6/30/07, D.J. Heap <djheap@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/5/07, eg <egoots@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mark Phippard wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Even in his objection Brane said "if this is true". All I (and
> > > Stefan) am saying is we need a more specific objection. If there are
> > > real problems that we cannot resolve, then I am sure we would all be
> > > against this. But we know there are problems with apr_iconv too, so
> > > let's just understand what the problems are.
> > >
> >
> > In an attempt to help here, I have done a bit of hunting around to see
> > if I could substantiate any publicly reported issues. I have mentioned
> > the few that I have found in other posts. Stefan has already responded
> > that these should not be issues for Subversion.
> >
> > The only other thing I could find for utf8 conversion, relates to
> > handling of "bad inputs" related to lone surrogate halves when passing
> > them to WideCharToMultiByte() on older versions of Windows (alluded to
> > in blog comments from:
> > http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2006/01/20/515238.aspx).
> > Apparently this is tightened up now (on Vista?).
> >
> > I suspect this is also not an issue for this usage in any case, but
> > someone else more familiar with svn usage should confirm that.
> >
> > If there are any issues related to using Win32
> > MultiByteToWideChar()/WideCharToMultiByte() in place of iconv() under
> > Windows, I cannot find them. Older versions of Windows (95/98/Me) will
> > need to install and use the MSLU (Microsoft Layer for unicode).
> So, I have not been following along very carefully, but what needs to
> happen now? Do a build and have people using different languages test
> it?
> I can apply the patch and build the binary zips if other people have
> the means to test them out a bit.
> Or is there something else that needs to be done?

Does the test suite have any tests that exercise this?

Ivan had said he was going to look into it, but I do not think he has.
 Ideally, I think someone should put together the patch that they
think works completely and just commit it. Then we can bang on it and
see if there are issues.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Sat Jun 30 20:21:14 2007

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