> apr is not an end in itself. It's needed for subversion.
> I've tried to build mingw-subversion at some point, but was generally
> unsatisfied with it (AFAIR), and ended up building msys-subversion
> instead, using msys-apr.

I agree to that. Likewise, apr and apr-util are needed for log4cxx. I was just offering some assistance!

Cheers.