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Re: Win32 1.2.1

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-08 19:20:22 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>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
>>>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
>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
I actually had the 1.2.1 binaries ready to ship when I noticed the post
about the ZLib 1.2.2 vulnerability. Since then I've found a proposed
patch, but I've chosen not to trust it (read: I don't understand it) and
so I'm waiting for ZLib 1.2.3.

>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.
So they have. And all I have to say to anyone who can't wait for a few
days ubtil I find the time (usually between 2 and 4 a.m.) to build the
distro is, with great restraint, "build it yourself." After all, what's
a few days compared to the serveal weeks between patch releases?

-- Brane

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