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Re: What version of Serf will be the required minimum for Subversion 1.8?

From: Lieven Govaerts <lgo_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 21:27:08 +0100

Hi Mike,

In short: for me serf 1.2.0 should be the minimum version. Its release
blocks on gstein for now, but I'm ready to release it in time for svn

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Hey, all. I'd like to get a sense of what we're targeting in terms of
> minimum required Serf library versions for Subversion 1.8.
> First, the status quo:
> - In Subversion 1.7, we require Serf 0.7.1 or better.
> - Currently on the trunk, we require Serf 1.0.0 or better.
> In reviewing the changes released in Serf since its 1.0.0 release (which is
> everything up to and including the current 1.1.1 version), I see a number of
> them that stand out as must-haves for Subversion's needs, especially as
> ra_serf becomes the sole DAV RA implementation. I also examined the
> as-yet-unreleased changes currently queued for Serf 1.1.2, but don't spot
> anything that's mission-critical there. So, at a minimum, I'd like to
> propose that we further bump the minimum required Serf version to 1.1.1 on
> trunk (and by extension, for Subversion 1.8).

I don't think there will be a 1.1.2 release.

> Now, it appears that Lieven & Co. are prepping for a Serf 1.2.0 release
> Soon(tm). There have been quite a few improvements made in 1.2.0 versus
> 1.1.0, but I didn't quickly spot any that screamed out
> "omigosh-we-must-have-them-now-now-now!" Still, someone closer to the
> project would be able to better evaluate whether 1.2.0 should instead be the
> targeted requirement for Subversion 1.8.

Most of the changes planned for 1.2.0 where made based on
issues/requests from the Subversion project. There are some changes,
e.g. the Kerberos authentication handling, that are needed to make
Subversion work in certain (esp. Windows) environments:

> Of course, 1.2.0 hasn't been released yet, so if that's our target, then
> this community needs to recognize that we have a 1.8 blocker that's not
> *directly* in our hands to control. We might have to start coughing up to
> pay Lieven's bar tab or something. :-)

Well, you can also cough up $'s for gstein's bar tab, but I understand
why you picked me! :)

Anyways, my plan was to make serf 1.2.0 available when svn 1.8.x
branches, or sooner. I'm waiting a bit with the release because Greg
wants to review the new API first, so I hope he has some time soon.

Received on 2013-01-03 21:28:01 CET

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