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Re: Language Advocacy

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-03-03 00:35:50 CET

Bruce Atherton <bruce@hagbard.flair.law.ubc.ca> writes:
> Regarding the FS libraries, I believe that JNI is required in order to get
> at the Berkeley DB libraries. The bindings are created as part of the
> standard build from Sleepycat. Furthermore, given the portability goals of
> Apache and Subversion, I'm not sure how much more portability a pure Java
> solution would give you.

Not sure what you mean here. Code that uses the Subversion filesystem
library need never make a single Berkeley DB call --- svn_fs.h
provides a complete covering for Berkeley DB. So I don't see why the
fact that the FS uses Berkeley DB internally affects how one must
write Java bindings for it.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:25 2006

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