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Re: Merge bug -- svn:keywords and conflict resolution

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 14:44:32 -0500

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2012a_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Yes, it doesn't seem that bad today.  I'm just pointing out that there
>> will very likely be a large user base continuing to run some version
>> of 1.6.x for 5 to 10 years in the future.
>
> That's fine, if you don't mind running old software its developers will not support anymore. Subversion 1.6.x will become unsupported when Subversion 1.8.0 is released.

But, that puts it at odds with running it on a stable Linux distribution...

>That doesn't mean it will stop working, but it does mean if you report a problem against it at that time, we'll just tell you to upgrade to a supported version first.

Which means you'll now have a one-of-a-kind combination of libraries
and OS on your system. We all do that when we are forced to - and
probably most of us have wasted a lot of time tracking down the quirks
of mismatches between apache modules, openssl components, and other
libraries. It just seems like an unnecessarily difficult way to get a
bugfix. There are, of course, 3rd party package repositories that
will likely have current versions built as installable rpms, but
packages that replace parts of the base distribution have their own
issues.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
Received on 2012-05-31 21:45:06 CEST

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