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Re: x86 is stone age, how about moving along ?

From: Felix Gilcher <felix.gilcher_at_bitextender.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:56:19 +0100

Well, given the fact that providing a package does not only imply
compiling, but also at least some basic testing, packaging, testing
the package and uploading it may very well be that this is a matter of
time. And as all binary packages are provided by volunteers it looks
like that there is no one who volunteered to build and maintain the
x64 packages - and "no one" implies that neither you nor me
volunteered either. Arguing that this is "not much time or cost" is
easy if it's neither your time nor your cost. You and me are in the
same boat here - I guess we'd both manage to build svn for windows x64
with the right instructions, but we did choose not to.



On Nov 30, 2008, at 4:23 PM, Mircea Zahan wrote:

> Well now, for someone proficient with a programming language,
> recompiling sources for just another flavor of Windows should be
> a task of what ... a few minutes ? I am not proficient with C(++?)
> but I do posess knowledge in Delphi. So it happens to know a
> little about the big picture.
> I don't think it's a matter of time or cost, it's just a matter of
> wanting
> to do it.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Levy" <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
> To: "Mircea Zahan" <mzahan_at_adaptive.ro>
> Cc: <users_at_subversion.tigris.org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:43 PM
> Subject: Re: x86 is stone age, how about moving along ?
>> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 05:32, Mircea Zahan <mzahan_at_adaptive.ro>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> Is there any chance for you to publish x64 version of Subversion's
>>> binaries
>>> for Windows?
>>> Please don't reply with something like "get the sources and
>>> compile it", not
>>> everyone is proficient
>>> with C programming/compiling.
>>> I know the existing binaries do work on x64, but I want to have a
>>> pure x64
>>> environment.
>>> At this very moment the SVN server is the only x86 application
>>> running on
>>> our server.
>>> Every major server of any kind already has x64 binaries, yours
>>> doesn't. It's
>>> dissapointing for
>>> such a marvelous piece of software.
>> Binary packages, especially the ones for Windows and all the ones not
>> offered by companies, are done by *volunteers*. Their schedules may
>> not allow for it, or they may not have access to the required systems
>> to do it.
>> If you're looking for a company to do it, they need to see a
>> financial
>> incentive for it. CollabNet sells support for Subversion and they
>> haven't (apparently) seen enough reason to justify the cost yet.
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