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Re: OT: useless rant, Was: Building Subversion 1.2 on OS X 10.4 fails

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-23 17:30:19 CEST

On May 22, 2005, at 10:10 PM, Scott Palmer wrote:

> On May 22, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Keep in mind, Scott, that there are two different 'modes' of
>> building Subversion:
>> 1. as a developer
>> 2. as a user
> Really what you describe above are two types of developers. "Users"
> by my definition never need to compile code.

Yeah, really, the categories are better named "subversion maintainer"
and "developer".

The tarball is meant for general consumption by anyone who just wants
to build and install ("developers"). Meanwhile, people who actually
work on subversion itself must build from project working copies
("maintainers"), and have a much larger set of build requirements.

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