[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4397: win32 dependancy resolver and build script

buzz davidbuzz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 05:13:19 UTC 2008

> This is _exactly_ why packaging stuff does not belong in SVN.  It's always
> broken, and never useful.
> Isaac

Sorry to dissagree with you Isaac (as it probably throws away any chance I
might have for getting a SVN commit bit) ,  but isn't "never useful" a bit
of an over statement?

Eg:    Without (for example) the win32-packager.pl each potential developer
on the win32 platform would have to manually do the steps in the
win32-packager script, by hand, and with much chance for error.   There are
over 240 steps in the script so far.

Would you have every Win32 developer do all this by hand every time, with
the associated errors it would create?

What we have now is a "tried and tested" methodology for getting each new
developer(or installation anyway) somewhere between 99-100% of the way
through these steps, without the otherwise guaranteed hair-pulling and
failures that would otherwise result.    We also have a consistent approach,
a documented method, and a shared knowledge that we would not otherwise
have.      Ok, so we have failures. Who cares, if we have more successes
that failures then it was valuable to those involved.

How can you call that "never useful"?

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