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Re: Why do we allowed mixed versions of libsvn_* ?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2004-12-07 08:26:22 CET

--On Saturday, December 4, 2004 10:15 AM -0500 Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>

> I disagree that we have ever promised that we allow mixing of Subversion
> component versions. We've certainly made it break, by using internal
> function names between components. Practically, this has only caused a
> problem when people upgraded all of Subversion without upgrading
> mod_dav_svn.so, which is generally an accident resulting from binary
> packages not taking care of the module upgrade.

Correct. The versioning rules only apply to external applications and
libraries. The Subversion code itself should always assume (and check!) that
the major and minor and patch (?) are equivalent to what it expects. -- justin

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