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From olli hauer <oha...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: apr / apr-util roadmap
Date Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:16:30 GMT
On 2013-06-22 17:03, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:06:03 +0200
> olli hauer <ohauer@gmx.de> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> is there a public roadmap for apr and apr-util?
>>
>> I remember I have read something like changing to cmake.
>>
>> Also in the past there where sometimes a apr-2 snapshot
>> where everything was delivered in one big distfile.
>> (I think apr_20110821151329 was the last)
>>
>> I'm interested in this details to draw a rad map for the
>> FreeBSD apr / apr-util / apache ports.
> 
> This is all discussed on this list, and changes with little
> debate are usually passed through the corresponding STATUS
> files in each branch.  There is no other active top level
> planning document at this time.

Thanks for pointing to the STATUS files.

> In the near term, no major changes are expected, and we are
> unlikely to rip out autoconf for those platforms where it works
> relatively well.  There are some new features in apr-2.0 (where
> apr-util has been folded into the same library) but not particular
> schedule for releasing that branch at this time, nor a schedule
> to release a new version-minor of 1.x of either apr or apr-util.
>
> Windows specific build files and scons support are likely to 
> be replaced by cmake in the near term, initially in apr-2.0 tree.
> It remains to be seen if this is worth applying to apr-1.x, or if
> we use that effort to drive 2.0 towards release.


OK, so it seems apr-1 and apr-utils will be around the next years.

For you as background why I ask:

For nearly a decade apr and apr-utils are handled on FreeBSD together
as a single port and we started a discussion to separate them into two
ports.

--
olli

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