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Re: Win32 1.2.1

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-07-08 14:57:19 CEST

Scott Palmer <scott@digital-rapids.com> wrote on 07/08/2005 08:48:50 AM:

>
> On 8-Jul-05, at 3:22 AM, Miha Vitorovic wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've seen it said that it may take a week or more to get the Win32
> > version
> > of Subversion after a new release, but I guess I got spoiled by quick
> > releases of the last few versions. So any news on the Win32 release of
> > v1.2.1? Yes/No/Maybe?
>
> I think the Subversion team should re-think their "source release
> only" policy. Subversion is NOT easy to build on Windows, and there
> are so many things that can be tweaked (e.g. version of BDB, Apache
> stuff, etc.) that I'm left wondering if I did build it how different
> would it be from what the devs were testing with.
>
> I understand that they simply don't have the resources to build for
> every flavour of unix supported, but Win32 covers a lot of machines
> with a single build.
>
> From what I can tell somebody on the dev team has to build it on
> Windows before signing off on the release tarball.. so why not make a
> zip of the Win32 binaries available at the same time the source it
> released?

Since virtually all Win32 users seems to rely on the released binaries, I
think that the builder is waiting to see if an official patch is going to
be made available for the serious zlib security vulnerability that was
announced this week. This is one of those can't win situations. He could
have released right away, but with a known security vulnerability, or he
can sit in limbo to see if a hinted at new version is going to be made
available.

Try to cut some slack. The Win32 binaries have been coming out on almost
the same day as the official release of the source for a while now.

Mark

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