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Re: Subversion & CMake

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 08:10:38 -0500

Thanks for the response.
That's a pretty good guideline to follow. I definitely do need help for
myself as a priority, but I was also hoping my work could be useful to the
project which is why I posted here. This seemed like the perfect question
for the developers, and it runs highly involves the development process of
subversion so I made the decision of putting my inquiry here.

I created 2 threads here and they're starting to sound like a double post at
this point because they're starting to head in the same direction. Basically
the only reason why I'm creating CMake scripts at this moment is because I
am not aware of a reliable way to build Subversion on Windows. However,
since I am apparently doing nothing but wasting everyone's time here, I
think I'll ask on the users list and let these threads die.

Building subversion is absolutely driving me crazy :) I hope I get it
figured out sooner or later...

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:

> Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com> writes:
> > I think you are misunderstanding me. With all do respect, I'm not
> > doing this as a contribution to Subversion. I'm doing this for my own
> > benefit. If you guys would not appreciate the work I'm doing, then by
> > no means are you obligated to accept it. As a side-note, I simply
> > offered my work to the Subversion team if they wanted it.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > Looking at the existing build system is what I'm already doing, but as
> you can
> > see I still post for direct answers here to potentially save me some
> time.
> > However, so far, everyone seems to be telling me to "reverse engineer"
> the
> > scripts myself, which isn't exactly the community support I was looking
> for.
> >
> > Just to be clear, I'm not looking for obvious answers such as "Look at
> the
> > build scripts" or "figure it out yourself". I want helpful answers,
> things that
> > can save me time. I do not mean to sound rude, but so far I've gotten no
> real
> > help from anyone.
> >
> > One thing that is going to be difficult to figure out from the build
> scripts
> > (at least for me, being new to it and all) is if libsvn_fs is required
> for the
> > client. Literally this just requires a "yes" or "no" from anyone on this
> list
> > at minimum. I don't think I'm asking for too much. Could someone help me
> out
> > please? I'd be grateful!
> Been following this conversation from the side...
> So, there might be a slight misunderstanding here. This mailing list
> (dev@) is for helping with the development of Subversion itself. What's
> on-topic here is anything that contributes to the Subversion development
> process. Most other things are off-topic.
> The users@ list, on the other hand, is for helping people use
> Subversion.
> So a rough guide is: if you're a question for the purpose of helping
> yourself, then ask on users@. If you're asking questions to help make
> Subversion better, then ask on dev@.
> Based on what you say above, it sounds like users@ might be the more
> appropriate list. Sometimes there's overlap, obviously, and it can be a
> judgement call, so certainly no hard feelings. I'm not jumping up and
> down and screaming "Mispost! Mispost!" or anything :-).
> Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll get a helpful answer on
> users@. That's just the nature of a volunteer mailing list. Guarantees
> cost money (maybe there's a consultant who can help you out, if it's
> worth money for you).
> Finally: none of the above is meant to imply that our build system on
> Windows is a joy to use. If you ever *are* interested in improving it,
> in a way that will be maintainable by the whole project, then that'd be
> great! But it's fine if you're just out to solve your current problem
> for yourself, too. For the latter, users@ is the place to post
> HTH,
> -Karl

Received on 2009-06-28 15:11:01 CEST

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