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Re: Version compatibility of mod_*_svn to libsvn_*

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-10-09 17:46:01 CEST

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Oct 2005, Marcus Rueckert wrote:
>> On 2005-10-04 14:24:26 +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Is mod_{dav,authz}_svn:
>>> EITHER (a) a client of the subversion libraries like any other, hence a
>>> mod_dav_svn should work with libsvn_* libraries of the same, _or any
>>> greater_ 1.x version - e.g. 1.2.x mod_dav_svn with 1.3.x libsvn_* libs.
>>> OR (b) an integral part of the core subversion code, and thus should
>>> only
>>> be used as part of a matched set of equal-versioned components.
>> iirc it was b. there were some debian bug about it. and the team replied
>> the API rules only applies to external APIS. not to the internal ones.
> (a) sounds like way more trouble than it's worth.

Ummm.... What on earth?
I asked expecting to receive a quick confirmation: "(a), obviously".

Now I've taken the time to think it through, I realize that it absolutely
has to be (a) without question, because that is a natural consequence of our
compatibility rules, unless we do something dastardly like use supposedly
library-private APIs in mod_dav_svn.


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