[Xapian-devel] Re: [Xapian-commits] 7990:trunk/xapian-core/trunk/xapian-core/bin/trunk/xapian-core/tests/harness/

Richard Boulton richard at lemurconsulting.com
Mon Apr 2 11:52:16 BST 2007

Mark Hammond wrote:
>> We need to know if this is a build from a tarball or SVN, but we could
>> probably test for the presence of an suitable file.  But it's
>> Richard or Charlie you need to convince really.
> Well, its not a real problem for me (I've already crossed that bridge), so
> if it isn't self evident the process is error prone, I'm more than happy to
> forget it.  If it is agreed that current situation is error prone (and I
> offered up my own error as evidence <wink>), then I'm more than happy to
> help in this.

It does sound a little error prone, but once you've worked out what 
needs to be done it seems fine.  Making it smoother would certainly be 
worthwhile, though.

>> Sounds reasonable, though I think it should be with the "Building from
>> SVN" section and be called "Building from SVN on Windows with MSVC" -
>> we want to make it clear that this only applies when building
>> from SVN.
> Right, yes.  I'll leave this in the hands or Richard or Charlie, who can
> adapt (or discard!) the text as they see fit.

I've committed a small fix to the HACKING file which points at the 
README in win32msvc, and updated the text in win32msvc/README to have 
two separate sections, one describing how to build from the release 
archives, and the other how to build from the SVN sources.

Let me know if it's still unclear.


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