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

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 19:18:37 CEST

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?
>> * 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.

Trac still recommends using Python 2.4 against Apache 2.0 for Windows, so I
suggest keeping those versions around for svn 1.5.



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