[Qgis-developer] svn_marker?

Tom Elwertowski telwertowski at comcast.net
Sat Nov 13 13:11:58 EST 2010

Hi William,

I haven't done a release build since 1.0 but my recollection is that it 
had something to do with putting a useful version string into the Mac 
bundle when building from a tarball without an svn connection.

I believe the svn versioning code has been modified since I last did a 
release build; perhaps a Mac tarball build was not tested at the time. 
If you can successfully build from a tarball (or no longer support 
them), you probably don't need to worry about this.


William Kyngesburye wrote:
> When I overhauled the Mac cmake build, there was one part I thought was odd but I left it alone.  The src/mac/contents info.plist custom target has a SVN_MARKER as the dependency.  This works in SVN source, but now in the release source it doesn't work.  There is an error that there is no rule to make SVN_MARKER-NOTFOUND.
> What does it do?  I found it used in some other projects, where it seems to be some dummy dependency
> A search turned up some SVN_MARKER usage in old pre-1.0 versions of the source, so I wonder if it was something where a better way to do what it does was found but this Mac target was skipped?
> It could be a moot point later, since I've found that there is a better way to package the Mac application bundle built into cmake now, but the current method must be fixed for release until I can figure that out.
> -----
> William Kyngesburye<kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>
> http://www.kyngchaos.com/
> "Time is an illusion - lunchtime doubly so."
> - Ford Prefect
> _______________________________________________
> Qgis-developer mailing list
> Qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer

More information about the Qgis-developer mailing list