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From Igor Galić <i.ga...@brainsware.org>
Subject Re: APR on CI
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:54:40 GMT

Keeping Gav in the loop

----- Original Message -----
> On 6/23/2011 4:30 PM, Igor Galić wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > 
> > apr and apr-util are now for most Unix flavours except Solaris
> > on ci http://ci.apache.org/builders/
> > 
> > Gavin would like to proceed with the Windows build next but it
> > appears that the current trunk needs VC6 and doesn't work out
> > of the box on VC10 - if at all.
> > 
> > http://apr.apache.org/compiling_win32.html seems to support
> > that suspicion. Is this the status quo or just a lacking on
> > the documentation front?
> 
> Trunk doesn't work out of the box, because we've avoided checking in
> any VC6-exported .mak/.dep files; these are likely to stay in flux
> as 2.0 is further polished and cleaned up.  Every .dsp commit would
> need to be chased by a (louder) .mak commit, and the dependencies
> can also remain in flux.  Alternately, there is cmake logic here
> already that should work, but I haven't been actively doing anything
> with it.
> 
> The right answer is to drop .dsp, and figure out a better makefile
> representation/generator for msvc, and perhaps offer some vcproj
> based solution for developers who are exploring the apr API.  It's
> something I had given thought to already, and will spend cycles on
> this once I've cleaned up my currently overfilled plate a bit.  For
> anyone who wants to beat me to it, my initial thought is to borrow
> from the subversion project.  And for ./configure detection, note
> that vbs windows scripting host is available out-of-the-box all the
> time on supported win32 OS's (something that wasn't true when we
> last considered and discarded the idea of leveraging it).
> 

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Igor Galić

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