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Re: Delivering the Subversion OSX Universal binary as a Framework

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:39:20 -0500

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps using the Framework is easier, not sure, but since an
> application cannot rely on it existing I'd expect each app to build
> and ship their own framework. So I just do not see the benefit.

As gstein said, I think that if the framework existed and were easy to
install everywhere, then GUI apps like SCPlugin, Versions, etc. would
start to take advantage of it. Not at first, but the availability of
such a thing is what attracts 3rd parties to start using it as a
'standard'. No project *wants* to keep reinventing the wheel of
building and shipping svn libraries; they only do it because there's
no standard component to depend on.

Python is much the same way on a mac. Many times I've gone to install
a python app on mac, and seen the installation instructions as "make
sure you have the python framework installed; if not, go get it from

I think the ultimate definition of success here would be to see some
future version of XCode depend on it. :-)

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