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Re: Add Berkeley DB 4.6 support to Subversion?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: 2007-09-13 20:44:05 CEST

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C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Oracle has released version 4.6.19 of its Berkeley DB library. According to
> my interpretation of the "Upgrading application to 4.6.x"[1] documentation,
> I don't think there's anything especially difficult for us to do in
> Subversion to make the claim that we support 4.6.x. Some macros for cursor
> function name differences here, an examination of how we toggle verbose
> error output there. (Most of the 4.6 changes seem to be focused around
> replication, which is -- and has been -- the latest hot topic for BDB.)
>
> Should we "go there" for Subversion 1.5?
>
> [1]
> http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/berkeley-db/db/ref/upgrade.4.6/toc.html

I don't know much about Berkeley DB, but I did download 4.6 and build
Subversion trunk against it. FWIW, the tests all passed, and I couldn't
notice any problems. If distributions will be shipping 4.6, it would
make sense for us to attempt to support it also.

- -Hyrum

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