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Re: Win32 Build nigthmare (was: 1.5.0-beta1 tarballs up for signing/testing)

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:43:53 -0400

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
> > Building on Win32 seems worse than ever.
> [snip]
>
> You could try the NAnt scripts we use in TSVN to build all the deps,
> including Subversion. With those, we successfully avoid having to tweak
> the build process too often. And they're much easier to maintain than
> the python script svn uses.

I've considered that. I have also been hoping these scripts would
find there way into Subversion. I am using MSVC 6.0 currently and I
assume that does not work with your scripts.

A general concern I have about us moving to newer version of Visual
Studio is the things that we maybe do not know about. Such as what it
the deal with these manifest files and when do you need them? I see
the Apache build process doing stuff with them, but not ours. Will
this make our builds non-distributable to other systems?

I think the ideal would be a new build system that focused on the free
compilers and tools from Microsoft so that there were not any real
barriers to a developer building SVN on Windows.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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