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Re: Subversion & Windows

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:30:17 +0100

On 09.01.2013 07:32, Miha Vitorovic wrote:
> On 8.1.2013 21:28, Ben Reser wrote:
>> I think flat out the problem is that building on Windows is just a
>> pain. I remember it took me several days to get a working build
>> environment so I could be the last signature on 1.6.19. Unfortunately
>> I can't be the last vote on the more recent releases because I've been
>> the RM.
>> There are several possible solutions to this problem.
>> 1) We could lower the votes required for Windows. It seems like we...
>> 2) I could stop RM'ing. That throws another person in the pool of...
>> 3) WANdisco has non-committers building and testing the release...
>> 4) One of the major problems with building Subversion on Windows is...
>> 5) We could rewrite the build system to use something like CMake in...
>> I expect the decision we make will be some combination of the above,
>> not just one of these choices.
> 6) You could create a VM appliance (with a dedicated maintainer), that
> anyone (of the testers) could download and know it contains everything
> necessary to build Subversion and run the tests. Unless the point of
> providing the signatures is making sure that Subversion builds on a
> variety Windows systems...

We talked about that a couple days ago, but the problem is that a
Windows VM requires a Windows OS license for every user of that VM.
That's not something we can provide or hack around (well ... we could
hack around it, but it would be a really bad idea).

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2013-01-09 09:30:57 CET

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