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Re: 1.5.0-rc1 up for signing/testing

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:39:12 -0700

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org> wrote:
> >
> > [Mark Phippard]
> > > We talked about this last year and decided we were going to update to
> > > the latest APR. I do not see any reason to change that decision.
> >
> > That is a fundamental policy change, then. In the past you have
> > committed to binary compatibility for the Subversion library API until
> > 2.0. Now you are breaking it, at least for those who use the deps
> > tarball - which to me represents an official endorsement.
> I am sorry but I think that is just a complete distortion. Is Debian
> or Red Hat or Ubuntu or any distribution going to build Subversion
> using our deps tarball? How is binary compatibility broken exactly?
> If you are a user building Subversion yourself you have complete
> control over the dependencies you use. BTW, you also probably could
> care less about binary compatibility. Why should we include old
> versions of things like APR and Neon when there are better versions
> available that fix bugs? The vast majority of users could care less
> about binary compat, and those that do are likely picking their own
> dependencies and unaffected by this. Please try to use a little
> perspective here.

Well, the underlying issue here is using mod_dav_svn with Apache 1.3, I think...


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