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RE: subversion platform support

From: <rbb_at_rkbloom.net>
Date: 2003-10-11 00:24:12 CEST

On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Craig L. Ching wrote:

> Hi Ryan, thanks for the response!
> > As a person who was very active in APR until about a year ago, I can
> > answer this. APR works on any platform that uses POSIX
> > without issues.
> > It also works on any mainframe from IBM and Windows. There
> > used to be a
> > bunch of people working on making it work on VAX, and I
> > believe that it
> > does, but you would need to check. The only one I'm not sure about is
> > HP Nonstop. I would bet that it does work, but you probably
> > would have to
> > build it and check.
> >
> Yes, I'm not sure how POSIX compliant OSS is on HP NonStop. But, could
> APR be subsetted? The svn client can't need all the features of APR,
> especially the tricky features like threads and processes (I could be
> wrong about this of course, haven't spent much time reading the source
> yet ;-) ). We ran into some quirks of the NonStop file system that we
> had to fix in CVS (only being able to write blocks less than a certain
> size to the file system and a couple others), but CVS just built and ran
> there pretty easily.

I'm sure you could pick a small subset of APR that the svn client needs,
but I wouldn't be able to help with that. As much as I have considered
getting involved in SVN development, there is always something else to do.
The APR implementation was designed with the goal of having platforms
share as much code as possible and only re-implementing when the existing
code couldn't work. The biggest hassle you should have is the getting the
build system to work, and that is all based on autoconf, so it shouldn't
be that bad.


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Received on Sat Oct 11 00:24:46 2003

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