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Re: What versions of SWIG? [was: 1.5.0-alpha1 tarballs up for testing/signing]

From: Joe Swatosh <joe.swatosh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:48:19 -0800

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> writes:
>
> > "Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> writes:
> >
> > > SWIG 1.3.29 was released on Mar-21-2006, almost 2 years ago. I suspect
> > > that most people who are building using swig (not those who use our
> > > pre-generated files) have at least 1.3.29. I'm fine with removing
> > > support for swig <1.3.29, but I'm not a bindings maintainer, and not
> > > that qualified to make that decision.
> >
> > Since we ship the swig files in the releases[1], we can be quite
> > liberal with this dependency and require whatever is best for
> > us. People building svn from the repository can install it.
>
> For some perspective, I dug up some info:
>
> RHEL 2 supported until 2009 ships swig 1.1
> RHEL 3 supported until 2010 ships swig 1.1
> RHEL 4 supported until 2012 ships swig 1.3.21
> RHEL 5 supported until 2014 ships swig 1.3.29
>
>

For another perspective the current step 1 in
subversion/bindings/swig/INSTALL says:

  Step 1: Install a suitable version of SWIG (which is
           currently swig version 1.3.24 - 1.3.31).

So this would have to be if we decide to change the minimum version.

--
Joe
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