[ITP] neon (A WebDAV library required by Subversion)

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Fri May 7 08:17:00 GMT 2004

On May  6 19:43, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Reini Urban wrote:
> > Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
> >> Packaging looks good to me.  +1 from me.  I'm curious to see subversion
> >> on Cygwin.
> >
> > BTW, there seems to be some confusion on this matter. You don't need
> > neon to see subversion on Cygwin.
> >
> > Dave's subversion links already contain static libs of apr, apr-util and
> > neon. Sources are also included. The regular subversion release does it
> > ditto.
> >
> > To have subversion in cygwin none of apr, apr-utils and neon is
> > required. Just the fixes for the server build, and numerous other
> > package problems.
> >
> > I'd rather concentrate on helping Dave to fix the outstanding subversion
> > packaging issues, than including new packages which are in the default
> > subversion src tree also. This is code bloat and doesn't help subversion.
> The fact that subversion source tarballs ship with certain required
> libraries included does not in any way make having those libraries in
> packages of their own.
> Seperately packaged shared libraries enable bugfix releases without having
> to update a single large package when just 1 component changes.
> Seperately packaged libraries also permit much quicker build times for
> building subversion from source. They are useful to people who want to build
> from subversion's trunk, rather than use packages, which would come from the
> release branch.

Somebody already uploaded the neon package (guys, a mail to cygwin-apps
shouldn't be too scary) so announce away, Max.


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