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Re: Release Notes: TODO regarding Py3 support

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:59:32 +0200

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 11:21 PM Nathan Hartman
<hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 5:47 PM Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Nathan,
> >>
> >> Sure! Any help on the Windows-side of things would be definitely appreciated.
> Thank you very much for sharing your notes. It doesn't matter that
> it's a bit rough around the edges; I'll try to take good notes on
> everything I'm doing as well. I appreciate all your efforts.
> I haven't needed to boot Windows 10 in some time because my work has
> shifted to Mac and Linux, so I nuked everything on that machine and
> I'm starting from a clean slate. I had an image from before installing
> anything. It's old though, so I've been installing all the service
> packs. When this part is done, I'll take a more up-to-date "clean"
> image and then get started. My hope is that by doing it this way, I'll
> be able to come up with a "complete" sequence of steps that isn't
> missing anything because of something I happened to have already
> installed. When I'm finished, this machine will be dedicated to
> building/testing SVN on Windows.

One more thing that came to mind: there is another interesting perl
script in our repository:


This was originally written by Ben Reser years ago, and probably
worked pretty well for a while. I think I learned some of the "httpd
build workarounds" from that script.

It might be worthwhile to resurrect that script, bring it up to date
etc. (for instance, I'd drop neon and probably also bdb (or at least
make it optional), and try to bring all the others up to their latest
version). Also, it would probably be nice if you could choose between
"debug" and "release" configuration on the one hand, and "x86" and
"x64" on the other (two orthogonal axes IIUC). If such a script is
accompanied by good documentation in INSTALL (and the script itself
pointing to INSTALL for further info), that would make a good
combination I think. As in: INSTALL points to the script for easily
building all dependencies, but at the same time contains all the info
to do things manually if you want to (and that "manual explanation"
serves also as explanation of what the script is actually doing).

Received on 2020-04-20 09:59:54 CEST

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