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RE: mod_dav_svn on Win32

From: Rusk, Patrick <PRusk_at_wellington.com>
Date: 2003-11-20 18:09:04 CET

> This thread could easily turn into an inferno, better to let it
> fizzle. ;)

        I agree. Flaming aside, though, there's an important issue here...

> I think it would be interesting, though, to get a poll on how many
> *nix subversion servers are out there as opposed to Windows.

        Probably a lot more *nix, because it's the people already devoted to
open source that are initially drawn to Subversion, and these tend to be
*nix types.

        Smattered throughout the various INSTALL files and download areas
are clear indications that Win32 versions are poor second cousins to *nix

        However, as Subversion seeks to win a larger audience, you'll face
more situations like mine. I'm trying to promote Subversion through a skunk
works effort at a company that controls access to its Unix servers too much
for me (a contractor) to load unapproved software on them. I've got to get
a Win32 version set up, demonstrated, prototyped, used on our team, and
loved before I can consider setting up a Unix (Solaris, as it happens)
server version here.

        That has proven to be difficult, because I'm ultimately faced with
needing to build everything from source, which is a difficult slog. This
need doesn't stem so much from Subversion itself, whose keepers do a good
job of creating timely Windows builds. It's more that Subclipse and
RapidSVN don't keep up at all with Windows builds, and I need those tools to
work to succeed in promoting Subversion here.

        It would be a great help if someone who has successfully built a
Subversion server on Win32 from scratch could update the INSTALL file with a
little bit more accurate information about how to do this. If I succeed,
I'll give it a try myself!

Patrick Rusk

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