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Re: PMCs: any Hackathon requests? (deadline 11 October)

From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:28:21 -0400

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:12 PM Nathan Hartman
> <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'll merge the two items into one:
> >
> > * Python programming:
> >
> > - SVN-3914 - Implement building with libmagic on Windows in the build
> > scripts and document it in INSTALL.
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-3914?issueNumber=3914
> I build SVN on Windows regularly. It's not for the faint of heart --
> it might take a hackathon participant the full two days just to get it
> to build. (of course, it doesn't help that I'm not very experienced in
> C and Visual Studio ... but anyway. The main problem is all the
> dependencies that you need to get built first)
> Indeed, I don't think the build scripts for Windows currently support
> libmagic. The first question is actually: where can I download
> libmagic "for windows"? I don't know whether libmagic itself is easily
> available / buildable on Windows ...
> I'm putting Stefan Sperling in cc, because he filed SVN-3914. Perhaps
> he knows more about it?
> All in all, I think it's a bit of a risky issue to put on the list,
> because: who will guide / mentor that one? It requires at least good
> knowledge of the Windows build system, and I, for one, do not have
> that knowledge. I just use the build scripts, I don't really
> understand them :-).

Well that sounds scary. :-)

If we have to pull that item out (not saying we do yet, just IF), then that
leaves us with no Python tasks. I'd like to have something Python-related
on the list because there's a good chance that a 700+ member university
hackathon will have some Python programmers. Any other suggested
Python tasks we could add?

> BTW: thanks a lot for driving this, Nathan.

My pleasure.

Received on 2019-10-10 22:28:43 CEST

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