Bump minimal APR version
From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:34:00 -0600
I'd like to propose that we bump the minimal APR version from the current 0.9.7 to something a bit more modern, say 1.3.0.
1.3.0 was released in June 2008, and we are already conditionally using parts of it. In fact, in the 1.6.x series, we've even shipped APR/APR-util 1.3.x in the deps tarball. Neither of these practices have caused consternation among our users, who almost exclusively use the system-provided APR (or the one compiled into their client).
We are currently planning on making ra_serf the default dav provider in Subversion 1.7. As ra_serf depends on serf, and the latter requires APR at least 1.x, I think it reasonable that we bump our minimal required APR version as well.
In that past, I recall some pressing reason for still keeping 0.9.7 as the minimal required version, but I don't recall what those arguments were, nor do I think they are still relevant.
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