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Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Raise minimal required version of Neon to 0.27

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:11:11 -0700

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> 2008-09-08 00:14:46 Blair Zajac napisał(a):
>> Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
>>> 2008-09-07 03:52:40 Blair Zajac napisał(a):
>>>> Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
>>>>> I would like to suggest to raise minimal required version of Neon to 0.27.
>>>>> When Subversion 1.6 is released, Neon 0.26 will be very old and rather
>>>>> nobody will try to use Subversion 1.6 with such old versions of Neon.
>>>>> (r21480 removed support for Neon 0.24.)
>>>> I don't see the urgency in removing code
>>> OK. So what do you think about removing support only for Neon 0.25?
>>> Neon 0.26.0 was released about 30 months ago.
>>> r21480 removed support for Neon 0.24 about 17 months after the release of
>>> Neon 0.25.0.
>>>> recent bump to Python 2.4
>> Sorry, should have been more clear. Python 2.4 for some of our scripts and tool.
>> Taking a step back, I don't see why we need to update any of the dependencies
>> that you've supplied patches for:
>> 1) Bash
> I didn't know that old versions of BASH don't support '+='.
>> 2) Python
> Fortunately there is a sufficient reason to update Python dependency:
> Calls to os.popen* and popen2.* cause deprecation warnings.
> These calls should be replaced with appropriate calls to subprocess.*.

A warning that something is deprecated isn't sufficient reason to bump the
required version. RHEL4/Centos 4 has Python 2.3 on it and is still in
production in many places. For example at Sony Imageworks, they have over 4,000
systems with Centos 4.x and and upgrading an entire facility won't happen for
six months to a year, and yet we want to run svn 1.5 or 1.6.


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