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Re: svn commit: r1817969 - /subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html

From: Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:47:17 +0100

On 13/12/2017 09:08, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:38 AM, Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de> wrote:
>> On 13/12/2017 01:31, luke1410_at_apache.org wrote:
>>> Author: luke1410
>>> Date: Wed Dec 13 00:31:56 2017
>>> New Revision: 1817969
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1817969&view=rev
>>> Log:
>>> * site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html: Remove dead link to tmate.org and
>>> only note it in the text as the previously used one.
>>> Modified:
>>> subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html
>>> Modified: subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html?rev=1817969&r1=1817968&r2=1817969&view=diff
>>> ==============================================================================
>>> --- subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html (original)
>>> +++ subversion/site/staging/docs/release-notes/1.3.html Wed Dec 13 00:31:56 2017
>>> @@ -434,13 +434,13 @@ working, even with older clients.</p>
>>> <p>However, programs that interact with the working copy property
>>> files without using the official Subversion APIs or binaries may
>>> -experience problems. JavaSVN is
>>> -the only project that we know of that falls into this category, and
>>> -they have been notified accordingly. If you happen to be using or
>>> -developing software that, similarly, bypasses the Subversion APIs,
>>> -then you may need to make a minor alteration to the parsing routines.
>>> -See revision 16855 of
>>> -the Subversion repository for details.</p>
>>> +experience problems. JavaSVN (previously available under
>>> +http://tmate.org/svn/) is the only project that we know of that falls
>>> +into this category, and they have been notified accordingly. If you
>>> +happen to be using or developing software that, similarly, bypasses the
>>> +Subversion APIs, then you may need to make a minor alteration to the
>>> +parsing routines. See <a href="https://svn.apache.org/r856929"
>>> +>revision 16855</a> of the Subversion repository for details.</p>
>>> </div> <!-- wc-props-change -->
>>> </div> <!-- enhancements -->
>> The old host pointing to JavaSVN (http://tmate.org/) is no longer valid
>> (the page currently advertises the URL being for sale). To prevent
>> people accidentally visiting whatever might appear there in the future,
>> I thought it might be better to drop the dead link and only note it down
>> in the text. Note that as far as I can see JavaSVN no longer exists and
>> therefore I couldn't find a replacement for the old link.
>> Any objections/alternative suggestions?
> TMate Software, that's the company behind SVNKit. See
> https://svnkit.com/ (in the footer it says TMate Software). I guess
> JavaSVN has become SVNKit sometime later. AFAIK, that's still an
> implementation of SVN in pure Java, so it interacts with the
> Subversion working copy without going through the Subversion APIs or
> binaries. Not sure if we need to point that way from the 1.3 release
> notes though (changed names, ... SVNKit obviously doesn't support 1.3
> anymore either, ...).
Thanks for digging into this Johan, I completely overlooked that
svnkit.com is hosted by the tmate software company. And yes, it really
looks like JavaSVN was renamed at one point to SVNKit [1].

Since I don't see much point in keeping dead links on the webpage (even
if it's in release notes --- note that this makes automatically
checking/searching for dead links on our webpage harder and also would
raise security concerns, if a dead link at a future point gets acquired
by some not so trustworthy hoster), I'll put some proposed change into


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