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Subversion Debian packages?

From: David Kimdon <dwhedon_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-07-08 18:24:51 CEST


I've uploaded subversion 0.13.0 to Debian unstable. 0.13.2 is
prepared, I am waiting a bit on 0.13.0 feedback before uploading

I got a mail this morning expressing some concern that including
Subversion in Debian is not a good thing because Subversion is not
finished. I understand that we must be careful with first
impressions. I personally think the inclusion in Debian today will
only help Subversion, but I'd like to hear the opinion of this list.

Some points to consider:

- Subversion has absolutely no chance of getting into the soon to be
  released Debian 'woody'. Subversion has a chance to get into the next
  Debian release which, if the past is any indicator, will happen
  summer 2004.

- The Subversion package description starts out :
  "This is a development pre-alpha release of Subversion. Don't use it
  on a real project. You risk losing all your data."

- Inclusion of Subverion in Debian at this time allows for any
  portability problems on Linux alpha, arm, hppa, ia64, m68k, mips,
  mipesel, powerpc, s390, sh, and sparc or hurd-i386 to be addressed
  now rather than later. The Debian build daemons will continuously
  attempt to build Subversion and at present I even run the testsuite
  as part of the build process. (to date all builds have failed but it
  isn't Subversion's fault [1])

- In general those who run Debian unstable are not going to write off
  a piece of software at the first sign of a bug but will instead file
  a bug which may even include a patch that fixes the issue.

Thanks for your input,

[1] : http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?arch=&pkg=subversion

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