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RapidSVN INTRODUCTION RapidSVN is a cross-platform GUI front-end for the Subversion revision system (http://subversion.tigris.org/) written in C++ using the wxWidgets GUI framework. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License. See LICENSE.txt for more details. Currently it compiles under Windows and it does so with Linux but there are a few runtime issues that are currently being worked out. Eventually this should run on the Mac and several other flavors of *NIX. WHY WXWIDGETS? Many of you are probably curious why we would choose wxWidgets as the platform in which to build this project. Since the beginning the goal of Subversion was to build a client that would improve source control for operating system platform. By using the Apache Portable Runtime and a load of #ifdef's this goal has been effectively accomplished. With RapidSVN we would like to continue this theme. In order to get people to transfer over to product to make it easier the program should conform to whatever platform they are using. wxWidgets is the perfect platform for this. It uses GDI on Windows so the Windows guys never even think for a second that they are using a non-Windows tool and GTK for all the Unix guys. There is even an effort to use QT as well. This makes the best of both worlds without messing with a person's personal environment. For developers wxWidgets is great. It is easy to learn and quite powerful for any platform. It made the choice easy. BUILDING AND INSTALLING * The RapidSVN source code is stored in a Subversion repository (of course!) so in order to get it code you have to download a svn client from the Subversion project page: http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList * Download the source code for RapidSVN. You can do this by running the following svn command: % svn co http://rapidsvn.tigris.org/svn/rapidsvn/trunk rapidsvn * Download the wxWidgets 2.3.3 (or >= 2.4.0) libraries: http://www.wxWidgets.org/ If you are building wxWidgets on linux, you will need to specify the --disable-no-exceptions parameter to configure (see http://www.wxwidgets.org/docs/faqgen.htm#exceptions). For development you will probably also want --enable-debug. * Download the latest Subversion source tree. Here are the directions: http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html * Once you have Subversion the download all the files just as the directions in the Subversion INSTALL file so you have the directory structure below. Note: the db4-win32 directory name is for MS VC++. /subversion /apr (apache.org CVS) /apr-iconv (apache.org CVS) /apr-util (apache.org CVS) /db4-win32 (http://www.sleepycat.com/) /neon (from http://www.webdav.org/neon/) /rapidsvn * If you are running Windows and you have dependency problems like a missing shfolder.lib then your system very likely does not have the necessary files. In this case you can get them by downloading the MS Platform SDK from http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/ by choosing Core SDK. Watch out though, because the download is enormous, around 400 MB. It would be best if you just got this from an MSDN CD if possible. * If you have the cvs client installed on your machine then you can download the apr libraries with the following commands: % cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvspublic co apr % cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvspublic co apr-util % cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvspublic co apr-iconv Otherwise, you can get the most recent versions here: http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi * Two environmental variables must be set as well: SUBVERSION - SVN libraries root directory WX - wxWidgets libraries directory On Windows you can add the following to autoexec.bat or through the Environmental Variables editor. set WX=C:\Program Files\wx2 set SUBVERSION=D:\dev\subversion BUILDING ON LINUX/UNIX * Download all of the Subversion code and build it. Note: it is much easier if you download the RPMs provided on the Subversion site: http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList * Download the source code for RapidSVN. You can do this by running the following svn command: % svn co http://rapidsvn.tigris.org/svn/rapidsvn/trunk rapidsvn * Go to the rapidsvn directory and run: % ./autogen.sh % ./configure * The configure script might complain about apps/paths it didnt find % ./configure --help will return a list of options you might want to set- * Then go to the src/ directory and run 'make' * If it is built and you get an error like 'could not find something.so' then you probably need to add the Apache lib directory into /etc/ld.so.conf and then run 'ldconfig'. This is especially true for newer versions of APR. If you dont want to touch ld.so.conf you can add the path to the environment variable "LD_LIBRARY_PATH". Example: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/apr/lib * If you get strange segmentation faults after updating or after change some of the code: try to rebuild rapidsvn (make clean; make all).