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Re: 1.7 Release Plan

From: Gavin Beau Baumanis <gavin_at_thespidernet.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:48:46 +1000

Hi Hyrum, et al,

I am just shooting from the hip....
But I seem to remember a previous discussion that went along the lines of "pre-building" development environments.

I "thought" - the plan was to use the deps collection and supply a (insert compiler brand / version here) configuration file.
As an attempt to help in this exact scenario. (being able to build the source for one's self)

With the caveat of; "I haven't done a search for that discussion"...
Surely, it wouldn't be too onerous a task either?

I.e. "Bill Smith" uses Visual C 6 and compiles for XP. Here is Bill's VC6 configuration / build / batch file.
"John Smith" uses.... etc..

As with everything open-source - it comes with a buyer beware clause etc...
But ultimately we end up with some compiler configuration files / batch files / shell scripts (whatever is appropriate for the method used to build) - that if you use the standard deps collection "should" (but for path alterations - perhaps) see you in a state of being able to compile the svn source tree for yourself.

At worst it gives you a starting point and significantly lowers a pretty significant barrier to obtaining more contributors / testers for the project.

Despite Daniel Shahaf sending me his configuration file and offering some ongoing help .. I am still yet to successfully compile SVN. And I have been loitering around the project for a considerable amount of time - obviously in a non development role.... but none the less....


On 29/07/2010, at 12:43 PM, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Talden <talden_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It looks like we might be fairly close to having on-disk formats
>>> stabilized, and hence rolling alphas. Prereleases may be fairly
>>> prolific, since I want to work the bugs out of the transition to ASF
>>> distribution infrastructure, and get fixes into the hands of users
>>> rapidly.
>> I'm very interested in experimenting with the alphas. I have little
>> time or interest in building subversion myself (last time I looked at
>> that in ~1.3 days, getting the appropriate tools, dependencies and
>> environment set up was like gnawing off my own leg) but I'd very much
>> like to perform some scripted experiments using our corporate
>> repository content (a copy of course) with 1.7 on Win32 and Win64.
> The project doesn't typically provide binaries, partly because there
> are so many different combinations that it's hard to justify which
> ones to build and which not too.
> However, providing binaries of these releases may be really useful,
> especially for people in your position. I *really* hope that our
> volunteer packagers chose to build binaries of these interim releases
> (with the appropriate warnings, of course). It would also be nice if
> third-parties (such as Tortoise) used these as part of their own beta
> processes.
>> 1.7 sounds very promising and it would be great to get an early look
>> at the progress made and maybe help shake out the bugs.
>> --
>> Talden
Received on 2010-07-29 05:49:34 CEST

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