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RE: Subversion & Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 06:43:05 +0000

A year ago the numbers were about reversed (we haven seen 3 windows
signatures before unix). It really depends when the release is available
for testing: in weekends and holidays there are other developers active
than at the start of a businessweek.

The huge performance improvements in 1.7 (or the relative slowness of 1.6
as that was the slowest version on Windows) makes 1.6 uninteresting to my
users.

And on top of that there are the compatibility problems, that make building
hard. I recently dropped serf support in the 1.6 builds on the buildbot to
fix compilation.

Switching Subversion to another buildsystem wonĺt help a bit. Building
Subversion is still the easiest step of building Subversion on Windows. The
dependencies are the real work and each of those has a different
buildsystem.

Currently none of those requires cmake, and switching trunk to cmake makes
building older versions different from new ones. That by itself makes it
even less likely that you receive signatures for those old versions.

Bert

 *From:* Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
*Sent:* January 9, 2013 4:36 AM
*To:* Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
*CC:* Subversion Development <dev_at_subversion.apache.org>
*Subject:* Re: Subversion & Windows

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:

Given stefan2's argument I don't think it's unreasonable to lower the
Windows votes, but I think removing them entirely is probably going
too far.

Given the fact that we repeatedly have trouble securing votes just for
Windows, I think you are in the clear minority. =P -- justin
Received on 2013-01-09 07:43:42 CET

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