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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Backporting and forward porting on APR / APR-UTIL
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:47:27 GMT
On 7/26/2010 5:30 AM, Rainer Jung wrote:
> I'm a bit undecided whether to port some changes between APR and
> APR-UTIL branches:
> 
> - r780882 (wrowe): fix vpath building for xml/expat (removing
> "configure" target in Makefile.in)
>   The change is in the 1.3.x branch, but neither in any older nor newer
> branches.

I think forward porting is fine, this wasn't much more than an mkdir, right?

> - r979102 (rjung): Updating buildconf.sh and configure.in for in
> xml/expat to allow building with libtool 2. Applied to 1.5, 1.4 and 1.3.
> Should I backport to older branches, or do we want to stay very
> conservatve here? I'd say backport, because otherwise we might run into
> the same problem we had with the first tarball for 2.2.16 again, namely
> that the machine of the RM is to modern, even when preparing e.g. an
> httpd 2.0 release.

1.2 isn't shipping or supported.  For luddites, patching 0.9 branch is fine,
though there isn't likely to be a release except for a security flaw fix.

> - r979109 (rjung): Updating config.guess and config.sub to allow for
> better detection of modern platforms. Applied to APR 1.3, ..., trunk and
> apr-util 1.3, ..., 1.5. I suggest applying to the old branches as well.

Again, the only old branch is 0.9.

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