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RE: [Monotone-devel] Re: bundled libs

From: Kelly F. Hickel
Subject: RE: [Monotone-devel] Re: bundled libs
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 08:24:21 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Of Stephen Leake
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 3:12 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: bundled libs
> Markus Schiltknecht <address@hidden> writes:
> > Agreed, for a new user it's a bigger hurdle, if he has to install
> > other libraries first. However, most package systems cover that
> pretty
> > automatically. And reducing the build time by not requiring to build
> > every library for static inclusion is also great, IMO.
> Windows MinGW is an important platform (because of the number of
> users), and it has essentially no distribution package manager (just a
> SourceForge site), and no pcre package at the moment.

[Kelly F. Hickel] There's also windows with Visual Studio, which also
doesn't have a package manager, you just have to download and build the

> On the other hand, Windows Cygwin is easy to use. On the gripping
> hand, some people just hate Windows Cygwin.
> > One can also argue, that if a distribution doesn't ship a library we
> > need, then it would help monotone if we didn't require it
> > But not shipping the library is a deficiency of the distribution,
> > one of monotone. So why not fix it right there?
> I'm not clear what it would take to contribute a MinGW pcre package,
> but that does seem like the right approach.
> --
> -- Stephe


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