[scribus] SVN Trivia

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat Jul 30 04:52:42 UTC 2011

> On Friday, July 29, 2011 12:27:20 pm Gregory Pittman
> wrote:
>> On 07/29/2011 11:34 AM, John Culleton wrote:
>> > The number shown as you suggest advances every night.
> But
>> > the size of the file doesn't change. Hence the odds
> are
>> > excellent that the only thing that has changed
> recently is
>> > the revision number.
>> Hmm. When you say "the size of the file doesn't change",
> I have to
>> wonder what "file" you are referring to.
>> While it's conceivable that the number of bytes of the
> entire svn
>> content might not change from one day to the next, for
> this to be usual
>> or even common seems unlikely. But any svn
> download/update is really a
>> large collection of files.
>> Greg
> I was referring to the size in bytes of the compiled
> executable, which has been stuck on 15,424,610 bytes for a
> while. It is possible, as A.L.E has pointed out, to make
> changes in text that do not change the dimensions of the
> final file. I just think it is unlikely.
> It could be that somehow I am not downloading the latest
> version and it is my download/compile cycle that is stuck
> in a time warp. But that also seems unlikely.
> According to the commits archive the last commit was July
> 17th.

Hi John,

As another respondent has stated, all you really need is to look at
the output of svn info to quench your thirst for the trivia you seek

owen at owen-5253G:/Data/scribus150$ svn info
Path: .
URL: svn://scribus.net/trunk/Scribus
Repository Root: svn://scribus.net
Repository UUID: 11d20701-8431-0410-a711-e3c959e3b870
Revision: 16731
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: jghali
Last Changed Rev: 16731
Last Changed Date: 2011-07-30 07:13:38 +1000 (Sat, 30 Jul 2011)

Please note that changes to the svn may not necessarily impinge on the
size of the binary that is finally compiled, look in the root
directory and you will see files like;
AUTHORS                   COPYING        Scribus.app
BUILDING                  devel-doc      scribus.desktop
BUILDING_win32_cmake.txt  dtd            scribus.kdevprj
BUILDING_win32_msvc.txt   fparser.txt    scribus.lsm
ChangeLog                 LINKS          Scribus.pot
ChangeLogCVS              NEWS           Scribus.pro
ChangeLogSVN              OSX-package    scribusversions.xml
cmake                     PACKAGING      scribus.xml
CMakeLists.txt            README         TODO
cmake_uninstall.cmake.in  README.MacOSX  TRANSLATION
config.h.cmake            README.old     vnd.scribus.desktop
configure                 resources      win32

Changes in most of these files are unlikely to ever be reflected in
the compilation of Scribus.

I normally observe the output of 'svn up' If there is just a minor
change that I don't bother building, however if a file ending in, say,
cpp is changed, I will rebuild.

Basically, don't worry about it.


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