RE: building SVN trunk on Windows fails on python gen-make.py
From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:31:48 +0200
> -----Original Message-----
> While I agree in principle, I need to build httpd and subversion to work with
To build AnkhSVN for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 I continue to build Subversion using VS 2008 at least every week, so I would consider VS 2005 and 2008 as fully supported for Subversion.
But I don't think anybody working on Subversion really uses VS 6.0 (released +- 18 years ago) or 2002 and 2003, so I don't consider our support for these versions as really supported. I'm guessing that the VS 6.0 support might still work with a minor tweak, while I think the 2002/2003 support would need at least some patches to make it work again.
If nobody is going to comment on this after the release of 1.9.0, I think we will drop support for these 12+ year old versions with 1.10+. With VS 2013 Community Edition now free to use for everybody working on open source projects, there is no good reason to continue to support these very old versions, that target platforms that are no longer supported anyway.
One interesting point for some usecases is that the VS 2010 tooling allows building with the VS2008 compiler by passing a few specific flags to msbuild. This is how the first version of XP compatibility in VS2012+ was implemented. (And this is also how VC 2010+'s C++/CLI can target .Net 2.0-3.5)
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