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Re: Cross compiling build instructions

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:00:09 +0200

On 18.10.2019 21:39, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM Robert Dailey
> <rcdailey.lists_at_gmail.com <mailto:rcdailey.lists_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 1:26 PM Nathan Hartman
> <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com <mailto:hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> > I think there is a use case for SVN on Android and iOS, namely
> native apps to monitor repositories, view and make changes, etc. I
> have wished for such an app myself and haven't found one I like.
> >
> > It has to be possible to build the sources without the build
> system. Perhaps in an IDE project, if NDK comes with an IDE?
> >
> > Maybe someone who knows more about cross compiling and/or
> building without './configure && make' would like to comment? I
> know we aren't using this build system on Windows.
>
> CMake is really versatile and great for cross compiling. I see that
> some repos use it (like libapr) but not subversion itself. If SVN +
> all apache dependencies used CMake and it all tied together, then
> cross compilation is a non-issue. The Android NDK comes with a CMake
> toolchain file for this purpose. That's the only reasonable solution I
> see at this point. But it means that Subversion and potentially more
> dependencies need to implement CMake scripts.
>
>
> I'm copying Brane because I recall some mention about CMake. Is it
> already being used with the Windows build? But I do not see any
> CMakeLists.txt file in trunk, nor a branch that looks like it's for
> this purpose. Is CMake being used, and if so how?

You're probably confusing Subversion and Serf -- I added a CMake build
for Serf a while ago (yes, yes, not released yet). AFAIK no-one has yet
attempted anything like that for Subversion.

-- Brane
Received on 2019-10-18 23:00:12 CEST

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