Dan Christian wrote:
> The Ubuntu long term support release (dapper) still ships with swig
> 1.3.27. It would be a (needless) pain if that was no longer
> supported. Not everyone updates there OS every 6 months or enjoys
> building swig from scratch.
> Given that only developers are affected, what does it mean to "drop
> support"? How much support effort will this really save?
A local swig installation *not* required to build the bindings from a
release tarball. It's only needed to build them from a checkout, or to
regenerate files which are shipped in the tarball.
*** Therefore only people developing Subversion, or deliberately
choosing to rebuild the generated SWIG files despite pregenerated ones
being shipped in the tarball, are affected. ***
Dropping support for older versions of swig saves a *lot* of effort,
since SWIG tends to undergo significant changes - restricting the
allowed versions cuts down the number of different interpretations of
the mappings that developers have to think about.
Received on Thu Sep 27 02:56:09 2007