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Re: Supporting APR 0.9.4

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-11-30 03:44:35 CET

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David Summers wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> On 11/26/05, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In other words: Can we please either have configure accept 0.9.4,
>>> making our support for it official, or can I please remove code which
>>> doesn't apply to supported versions, making it completely unsupported?
>> Personally, I'm in favor of just sticking to our currently stated
>> requirement of APR 0.9.5, and if packages need to depend on older
>> versions they can include the patches.
> Sounds like the consensus is then to not back out the commits and I can
> create a patch of those revisions and apply that in the RPM build?
> Just wanted to make sure, since from now on people won't be able to
> build Subversion "out-of-the-box" on RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 and
> RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.

Well, I presume they couldn't before, since configure denied apr 0.9.4 ?

That said, given that these legacy OSes are going to be around for quite
a while yet, and packagers are going to link svn to pre-0.9.5 whatever
we do, I'm in favour of not a plain reversion, but a re-addition of the
compatibility code encapsulated in
"#ifdef SVN_BE_COMPATIBLE_WITH_APR_0_9_4", and appropriate configure
logic. Maybe even with a warning, saying something like:

WARNING: You are using a very old APR version. Many bugs have been fixed
in later versions. Subversion support for versions of APR this old is on
an unofficial, 'best effort' basis only!


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