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Re: Files not downloaded on checkout

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2003-07-04 19:47:13 CEST

On 4 Jul 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Then you shouldn't be using unreleased, alpha software. :-)
> Seriously... I'm thrilled that popular distributions (like SuSE or
> Redhat9) are distributing subversion, it's great marketing. But the
> problem is that people then consider some 3 or 6-month old version of
> svn to be a "standard OS package" or something "managed" by the OS.
> A new version of subversion is released every 2-4 weeks, and
> distributions are not. Unless the distros start releasing new binary
> packages every time svn releases, people are going to run into version
> mismatch problems very quickly.
> I guess the warning here is: if you depend on subversion, then make
> sure you're running the latest release at all times, at least till we
> hit 1.0. If your distro upgrades it for you, then great. If the
> distro isn't keeping up, you need to be building from source regularly.

Or find someone who can generate distro packages for you. :-)

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