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From Paul Querna <p...@querna.org>
Subject Re: Quick things, apr/apr-util releases
Date Tue, 15 Dec 2009 06:18:59 GMT
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 6:04 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> Looks like apr has enough votes, with mine after I do the last of
> the verifications tonight [and fix the broken test, which shouldn't
> block the release].
>
> About apr-util compat, I'm only voting/vetoing around user-expectations,
> not developer expectations.  Paul and I agree that we shouldn't be working
> to accommodate a *developer* who programs against an API that shipped by
> httpd labeled '-alpha'.  It wasn't an apr-util release, they shouldn't
> have any such expectations.
>
> We ought to anticipate the *user* who has either 1) built packages against
> apr-util-1.4.x and then installs this httpd package apr-util-1.4.0-dev,
> and *silently* breaks their apps built against 1.4.x (I don't care if they
> get an emit that apr_foo can't be found because they overwrote a good
> apr-util release with an httpd package), or who has 2) built packages that
> compile successfully against apr-util-1.4.0-dev from their httpd install,
> but actually target apr-util-1.4.x, and they return to update their
> apr-util-1.4.0-dev with apr-util-1.4.x, *silently* breaking their packages.

its an alpha release with a -dev copy of APR and APR-Util. Frankly,
Screw the user, because there aren't any.  If someone bitches about an
alpha release breaking thier shit, tough shit, its alpha.

-Paul

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