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Re: How to make the Windows binaries easier to find on svn's main page

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 10:57:12 CEST

On 10/18/07, Eric Hanchrow <offby1@blarg.net> wrote:
> People on #svn often ask "where can I find a Windows command-line
> client?". They either cannot find the package for Windows, or, worse,
> aren't even sure if one exists. I suspect this is because the layout
> of our web site is too complex.
>
[snip]
>
> * Provide installer packages for Apache 2.2 binaries. I realize that
> these are contributed by volunteers, but since we're presumably
> auto-building Windows binaries anyway, would it be that hard to
> incorporate an installer into the build?
>
> * Have three links on the front page -- http://subversion.tigris.org/
> -- that say "download now for Windows, OS X, Source", leading
> directly to the latest installer for Windows, .dmg for OS X, and
> source tarball, respectively.
>
> I don't know how hard it would be to do all of the above, but I
> strongly suspect it would make the lives of our Windows users easier.

All of these sound like great ideas to me - I am not likely to have
any time to do much about them very soon, though.

Unfortunately, the Windows release is not completely automated --
especially the Python bindings packages. And I have no idea how the
installer is built. No doubt it could be completely auotmated if
someone puts some effort into it, which I've been wanting (but unable)
to do for a while.

I also would very much like to see newer dependencies used and drop
pre-built binaries for Apache 2.0.x and Python < 2.5 sometime soon if
reasonable. Building so many versions for all the various combos is
time consuming and annoying.

Does anyone know if tigris keeps stats on what's been downloaded so we
could gauge what's really being used?

DJ

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