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Re: Subversion 1.2 RC1 Binaries

From: Matthew England <mengland_at_mengland.net>
Date: 2005-04-13 05:55:11 CEST

Hi Mike,

Check out the other email thread I started with the Subject: of "how do I
build 1.2-rc1 on Windows minus apache integration? " (I don't have the
answer there, I just reposed the question there to break out of the current

I'm wondering if anyone is seeing this thread given that I've received no
replies on it. Can you let me know if you saw/see it in your emailbox?


At 4/12/2005 10:23 PM, Mike Dewhirst wrote:
>Matthew England wrote:
>>I'm curious: If 1.2-rc1 present enough difficulty compiling with
>>VisualStudio/Microsoft compilers, why not build with a cygwin
>>(http://cygwin.com) instead?
>>Yes, there will be a cygwin1.dll (or whatever the name of the lib is)
>>dependence that the resulting svn software will have (which you will not
>>notice on the machines that have cygwin installed...and/or if you copy
>>said cygwin run-time .dll file to machines that done), but isn't this
>>better then not having a build at all?
>>I build lots of POSIX-flavored, open-source software on Windows, and I
>>have *never* used VS to do it, I always use cygwin, in part because of
>>build problems (and because I'm a unix geek in general and don't care for
>>MS's build environments and non-POSIX-friendly approach). Generally if
>>it builds in Linux it usually has a good chance of building in cygwin.
>>Maybe this is a path this community has been down already...or people
>>simply don't want to go through the hassle of installing cygwin?
>>I'll probaby be going through a cygwin build of WinXP shortly, if someone
>>wants to ask me later how it goes don't hesitate to give me a holler.
>Yes please :)
>I love automating builds. I live in Windows and dabble in Linux.
>I have tried compiling open source stuff (not svn) on Windows previously
>and given up when, in every case I tried, it called for VS.
>I have no intention of installing VS for various reasons and never did
>chase down cygwin which I saw as yet another project which got in the way
>of whatever I had to do at the time.
>I have always found it easier to get on with other pressing tasks while
>waiting for the binaries (generic thanks to all os gurus) but now I might
>have a slash at it.
>Thanks for the offer. Would you post a link when its done?
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