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Re: Making the Windows Build Easier

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:24:51 +0200

On 14.04.2013 02:46, Ben Reser wrote:
> As we've discussed previously a big part of the problem in getting the
> Windows build working has been getting the dependencies built.
> Everyone I've talked to manages to get this done, then has no idea how
> to duplicate what they've done.
>
> This past week I wanted to use some static analysis tools that were
> only available on Windows. So I set out to build Subversion on
> Windows. I spent about 2 days fighting with it, taking notes the
> whole way so I could try and reproduce it. On the 3rd day I realized
> that taking notes wasn't going to work and that by the time I finished
> I'd have some instructions that left some important detail out or
> didn't explain it fully. So I started writing a script to automate
> this annoying process.
>
> The result is the build-svn-deps-win.pl script that I've commited in r1467714.

Have you seen:

    https://github.com/brainy/subversion-windeps

I haven't had time to expand on that but I certainly intend to make time
during 1.9 development. It'll mean making considerable changes to our
Windows build generator (mainly removing a bunch of assumptions), but
that's all for the better.

-- Brane

-- Brane

-- 
Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2013-04-14 19:25:27 CEST

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