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Re: [ITP] svn_load_dirs
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:56:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: [ITP] svn_load_dirs
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On Jul 11 23:04, David Stacey wrote:
> On 11/07/13 19:46, David Rothenberger wrote:
> >Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>>But there's a catch: After uploading, while adding the svn_load_dirs
> >>>package to the cygwin-pkg-maint file I noticed that there's already a
> >>>package svn-load from Jari Aalto, which is apparently already the same
> >>>thing per the setup.hint file:
> >>>Does it really make sense to have this twice?
> >It's not the same thing. svn-load is a svn_load_dirs/replacement/ that
> >is written in Python, while svn_load_dirs is written in Perl.
> >I don't use either and can't comment about why someone would want to use
> >svn_load_dirs instead of svn-load, but they are not the exact same things.
> Firstly, many thanks for going to this effort and packaging
> svn_load_dirs. I know a little history about this that might help.
> svn_load_dirs is a part of Subversion - it is found in the 'contrib'
> section of Subversion's own repo  and is documented in the
> official Subversion documentation . Back in 2006/7 there was some
> doubt as to the ownership of svn_load_dirs , and so svn_load_dirs
> was removed (temporarily) from Debian.
> svn_load was started as a free replacement  to fill the gap.
> However, I assume that the ownership and licencing problems of
> svn_load_dirs were sorted out, because now it is licenced under the
> 'Academic Free Licence'  and is back in Debian . Indeed,
> Debian users are spoilt for choice, as svn_load is also available
> I'm not sure what the differences are between the two (if any), as
> I've never used svn_load. But given that svn_load_dirs comes from
> the Subversion repo and is officially documented, I'd prefer to use
> Hope this clarifies matters,
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