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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 16:49:02 CEST

On 10/19/07, Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo@mobsol.be> wrote:
> D.J. Heap wrote:
> > 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?
> ..
> >
> > 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.
> >
> Building the installer is already automated. If you install all
> dependencies correctly and extract the files from your zip package in
> the right place, packages/windows-innosetup/tools/mk_distro.bat will do
> all the rest.

Ah, excellent. We should add that to the make_dist.py packager script
then -- I'll look at doing that as soon as I can. I also want to add
the python bindings packaging stuff David James wrote into that too,
but I'm not sure exactly when I'll have time to do much.


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