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Re: Bump minimal APR version

From: Jack Repenning <jackrepenning_at_tigris.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:40:31 -0800

On Mar 11, 2010, at 8:03 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:

> How old something is should not be relevant. It should be based on
> what it is costing us to still support it.

While the effort to maintain core Subversion is a factor to consider, it seems to me one of the lesser ones: the most important factor is the impact on the actual users. Packagers (and I'm one!) fall somewhere in between.

In real terms, that would mean that WC format and wire protocol were the most critical forms of compatibility (isn't it odd that they occupy diametrically opposite points in the historical SVN compatibility support spectrum?).

But since this discussion is actually about APR: as a well-documented backwards-compatibility curmudgeon, and frequent complainer about APR versionitis, it may be helpful to note that I upgraded SCPlugin to APR 1.x during the SVN 1.5 release/upgrade cycle (so I could use the deps tarball). Not without ill grace, mind you, but I did.

Jack Repenning
Project Owner
"Subversion for the rest of OS X"
Received on 2010-03-11 20:45:16 CET

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