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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Miha Vitorovic <miha.vitorovic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 22:38:36 +0200

On 13.4.2010 19:32, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Julian Foad<julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
>> Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
>>> To get new developers, I think the first thing that needs to be done
>>> is to make entry easier. That means providing a setup ready-to-debug
>>> for people. The initial hurdle on any software project is getting set
>>> up (I find) so if you could release a VM image with everything set, or
>>> a visual studio project with the code and dependencies in there ready
>>> for someone to press 'compile', then you've made a massive headway to
>>> helping new devs get going. A pre-built Windows solution would be the
>>> ideal - if anyone has one already... let us know :) The documentation
>>> could be better (as always :) ), but getting the code running in a
>>> debugger is probably documentation enough, especially for a new
>>> developer who wants to modify things.
>> That's a very good idea. I wonder if any of our Windows gurus can come
>> up with a practical way to make a ready-to-build package.
> Yes, that's probably one of the best investments right now to lower
> the bar for new developers (it's also one of the things I mentioned in
> the other thread reacting to the vision/roadmap, but that thread seems
> to have been discarded ... oh well, no problem ...).
> Getting the build up and running on Windows (and getting it to run
> from the debugger of Visual C Express 2008) was a huge waste of
> time...
> Also, don't forget to make it easy to setup an environment to run the
> tests (I haven't focused on running the tests on my setup yet, but I
> expect that I will lose a lot of time with that again ...).
Here's just a thought on how to achieve this - I don't know if it is
doable because of the licensing, but - how about creating a Vmware (or
some other VM) image that has everything already set up. This way a
working Windows environment would be just a download away. I just don't
know if updating SVN and dependencies to the latest build would be
simple or hard...

Br, Miha
Received on 2010-04-13 22:39:07 CEST

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