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Re: Making the Windows Build Easier

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:18:56 -0400

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
>> Have you seen:
>> https://github.com/brainy/subversion-windeps
> No I had not. I'd known that you'd done some work but didn't realize
> you'd gotten so far.
> I'm not sure which approach is better. I see that you've given
> yourself standard Unix tools. I went with Perl since I could get away
> without having them. I was also trying to keep the required
> dependencies to use it down to a minimum.

I am not sure where he keeps it, but Bert has an msbuild script that
does everything as well. I believe the only thing you needed to have
installed was a recent Windows SDK and it used the compiler from that.
 I do not recall how he handled different bindings, but I recall the
script could even build Python from source so you did not need any of
it installed.

For SVN Edge we used his script as a starting point and then modified
it so that we could use pre-built zips of things we do not want to
rebuild every time like Perl/Python:


I know we are using VS 2008 and not the SDK. I do not recall if that
is because we ran into an issue where we needed it or not.

I think these scripts are useful for people doing packaging, but I am
not sure how good they are if you want to hack on Subversion using
Visual Studio where you want to use the debugger and have incremental
rebuilds etc. I think those are the kinds of docs that would be

TortoiseSVN build also uses a lot of the same concepts:


Mark Phippard
Received on 2013-04-14 20:19:26 CEST

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