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Re: Re: Win32 build system tutorial

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-07 06:06:23 CEST

On 8/6/06, Stuart Celarier <SCelarier@corillian.com> wrote:
> D.J. wrote
> > Have you looked at the INSTALL file? It is a pretty good step by step
> >set of instructions. Note that VS2005 support isn't complete in
> >1.3.x, but it will be in 1.4.x (and is on trunk).
> My experience is that the instructions in the INSTALL file are perfectly
> lousy. There is conflicting, out-of-date and missing information. The
> instructions will do little to help demystify the world of Neon, APR,
> etc.

Yes, they are simply minimal step-by-step build instructions 90% of
which attempt to document how to get and build Subversion's
dependencies -- each of those dependencies has its own documentation
for building on Windows and they use a variety of build tools and

Where specifically did you get lost or find missing information?
Subversion itself is actually trivial to build on Windows if you have
the dependencies in place -- it is two lines, literally: gen-make.py
and then build target __ALL__. Subversion's dependencies with their
varying support for building on Windows are another story, of course.
Some have VS projects, some have makefiles, some require configuation
with perl, etc.

In any case, it seems to me that very very few Windows people
contribute much. Most seem quite happy with the provided binaries.
That and the fact that building all the dependencies is not quite
trivial seems to keep most Windows people that could contribute down
to a minimum, unfortunately.

What kind of configuration/building tutorial are you looking for? A
completely minimal build? I slightly revamped the INSTALL file on
trunk with some of the new options and to more clearly indicates
dependencies that are optional now. Have you looked at it recently?


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