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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject some philosophy on build breakage (was: Re: Dreid CVS commits break Windows build)
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2001 07:09:58 GMT
On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 08:25:47PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> From: "Jerry Baker" <jerrybaker@weirdness.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 7:28 PM
> 
> 
> > It builds on Win32 now from inside MSDEV, but not from the command line
> > with nmake.
> 
> Jerry, that's par for course.  We decided on a basic rule some time ago that we
> would only spend the time to refresh the make files once in a blue moon (before
> we cut tarballs), and at one time we had pulled them out altogether.
> 
> If you are working from cvs, you must kick up msdev, and use it to build the
> InstallBin project from the command line, or more simply just export the make
> files.


Actually, this is also an opportune time for a high-level comment on Apache
development:

    The developer guidelines state that we should ensure the code that we
    check in works on *our* platform. A given developer is not required to
    guarantee proper building on other platforms.


That said, we also show some simple respect for each other and attempt to
not break other platforms (but it still happens, nevertheless). In this
case, Cliff went and added some stuff to the .dsp files and crossed his
fingers that would be sufficient. Missing the apr_private.h bit and the
makefiles are quite understandable.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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