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Re: Subversion 1.5.5 why isn't compiled

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:36:44 -0600

silver.zachara_at_gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 1.5.5 is out few days, but in
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=8100
> aren't compiled any modules. Why ?

The Subversion project is an open source project, and as a rule the project only
supplies source code. Unlike binary executables, source code is not
platform-specific, and can then be compiled by others to create their own
binaries. Creating these executables ourselves requires immense time and
effort, not to mention access to each of the target platforms.

> The faster is http://www.sliksvn.com/en/download, there are everytime
> compiled new versions fastest. But this exe don't have apache modules.
>
> Why tigiris doesn't compile new versions when are out and we must
> waiting many days. TortoiseSVN is out few hours after new SVN is out,
> but in the Tigris downlaod section are everytime old versions.

It is neither efficient nor desired for the Subversion project to provide every
conceivable binary desired. We consciously choose not to spread our resources
in this manner, and instead focus on improving the features and quality of
Subversion itself. All of the files you refer to above are provided by
volunteers, not the project itself.

> You should create some automate script, which compile new version when
> is tagged as stable.

Many third parties do (as you've already discovered).

> So I'm opening voting for this automate scripts.
>
> vote +1 for that

Would you be willing to provide such a script, and create and test the binaries,
and provide hosting for them? If so, I'm sure we can help point people in your
direction.

Cheers,
-Hyrum

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