On Fri, 2 Sep 2016, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 5:05 PM, Johannes Schindelin
> <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> wrote:
> > The biggest problem with Strawberry Perl is that it is virtually
> > impossible to build the Subversion-Perl bindings using the Git for
> > Windows SDK when using Strawberry Perl.
> > Which pretty much precludes it from being used in Git for Windows.
> > And then there are the path issues... Git's Perl scripts are pretty
> > certain that they live in a POSIX-y environment. Which MSYS2 Perl
> > provides. Strawberry Perl not.
> This might be me missing the point, and I'm really just trying to be
> helpful here and make "prove" work for you because it's awesome, but
> as far as just you running this for development purposes does any of
> this SVN stuff matter? I.e. you can build Git itself not with
> Strawberry, but just use Strawberry to get a working copy of "prove".
Yes, the SVN stuff matters, because of the many t9*svn* tests (which, BTW
take a substantial time to run). So if I run the test suite, I better do
it with a perl.exe in the PATH that can run the SVN tests. Otherwise I
might just as well not bother with running the entire test suite...