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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Optimized MD5 implementation from OpenSSL
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:04:40 GMT
On 1/3/07, William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> > We've long talked about merging APR and APR-util into one library for 2.0.
> Pointers?!?

Here on the list and at every hackathon/ApacheCon for the last few years.

> Now - I thought the public discussion lists were moving twords disolving
> APR-util into smaller libraries, dependent on specific features that
> wouldn't swallow the entire world of unnecessary library functionality
> into every runtime?

That's part of the discussions that have been here on list, but
frankly, I've never seen anyone say how a dynamic APR would work
reliably.  In fact, I think the eventual consensus was that
splitting-off approach could never work at all.

> Forcing every binary that consumes APR to load OpenSSL + OpenLDAP + three
> to seven different DB/SQL implementations + one to three XML implementations
> etc ad nausem is completely blink'n insane, as a long term approach.


How many apps use APR but not APR-util?  I don't know of any.  All of
the consumers I know about use both.  So, they're getting it anyway
today.  -- justin

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