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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Reorder the elements in ap_add_version_componants
Date Sun, 10 May 1998 02:45:53 GMT
At 10:23 PM 5/9/98 +0200, you wrote:
>> We still keep SERVER_SUBVERSION but we note that it's being
>> depreciated...
>I don't understand the reasoning for this.  It's a two-second fix to make
>a module use the new mechanism.  Why keep both around?  It will force me
>to keep using the old version until it is removed.

I'm not sure I follow - is it that, if we removed SERVER_SUBVERSION, you'd
say "right, PHP users, if you are using 1.3.0, you *must* use PHP 3.01 (or
whatever), because the API has changed"?  But if we leave it in, you would
not force people to use the new PHP release, and thus to stay compatible
with 1.3bX releases you'd use SERVER_SUBVERSION?  Sorry about all the
triple negatives there... 

Fortunately it's not like we have a big legacy of modules which use this
yet.  I don't know of anyone outside php and perl using SUBVERSION.  I'd
like to steer any new module author towards the new system; but I think
it's a good thing to allow current perl and php users to use older versions
of their own modules, for testing purposes or whatever.  And here I thought
we were doing you a favor by leaving it in :)

It doesn't look like the mod_jserv folks care about it yet.... 


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