RE: 1.9.0-alpha2 up for testing/signing
From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:17:59 +0200
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And reasoning like this makes it even easier to ignore Windows...
Feel free to bring your VM to the Berlin Hackathon (or contact me) if you need a setup to build Subversion on Windows.
This reasoning is also what makes it hard for the TortoiseSVN developers to spend time on the Subversion side of things... They rather work around problems in TortoiseSVN than fixing things here, while we could really use their input... and in this case their testing effort.
The 1.9 code should make it *much easier* to test Subversion releases on Windows, because we can now link to binaries for all of our dependencies, and you can just put them in some directory with lib, bin and include subdirs. For 1.8 and earlier we expected source installs and nonstandard output directories in them all over the place. (One of the reasons TortoiseSVN ignores all our buildscripts and wrote their own)
I'm glad the Httpd and apr project finally moved away from only providing buildscripts for a 16 year old compiler chain. (Strange enough I read that some packagers are still getting this working for 1.9 even though we most likely broke some things for them... Probably by custom patches)
Introducing scons to the list of dependencies certainly doesn't help... You have to patch scons to support the recent compiler chains.
But I don't think this makes our users switch to a different platform... nor should they.
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