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From Ben Harper <ben.har...@rackspace.com>
Subject Re: Life cycle questions
Date Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:23:04 GMT


On 07/30/2017 01:16 PM, William A Rowe Jr wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2017 6:37 PM, "Nick Kew" <niq@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 2017-07-28 at 15:02 -0500, Ben Harper wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>
>> I have some questions regarding the life cycle of the different versions
>> of apr and apr-util that the 'Version Numbers' page did not fully
>> answer.  Different projects handle life cycle differently.  Some only
>> support the latest version, while others support several versions
>> concurrently.  Is only 1.6 support or will 1.5 still get updates?
> 
> The distinction is less important than with some projects.
> 
> 1.5 is unlikely to get updates now unless hit by some serious
> security issue.  But 1.6 is really just an incremental update
> on 1.5: the main reason for the version bump is how it deals
> with third-party dependencies: expat is unbundled, and more
> up-to-date versions of some other libraries are supported.
> 
> 
> Note also, beyond self contained enhancements (some of which might become
> httpd 2.4 prereqs for newer features), we have been pretty good about
> making new dependencies optional in the 1.x series. So adopting 1.6 (and at
> some point, 1.7) should be relatively painless.
> 


Hey Nick and William,

Thanks for the timely replies.  Would it be safe to say that there will 
be no breaking changes till a 2.x version?

Thanks,
Ben
IUS & Rackspace

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