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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Appologies: httpd/httpd/vendor/ SNAFU
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 04:46:34 GMT
On Nov 26, 2007, at 8:20 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On Nov 26, 2007 8:01 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. <>  
> wrote:
>> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>>> Once we switched our code to supporting external PCREs, in my  
>>> opinion,
>>> we should have just dropped the whole vendor branch concept as it
>>> serves no legitimate purpose any more.  If the PCRE guys are doing
>>> releases now (it seems someone is home now), then we should just get
>>> our changes merged upstream and stop having private copies of  
>>> it.  --
>> To Trunk (/future release)?  ++1
> Yup, we should unbundle PCRE for trunk/2.4/3.0/whatever-comes-next.
> Obviously, we need to keep bundling it for 2.2 and prior; but going
> forward?  Eh.  We only had a PCRE in-tree because we were diverging
> from upstream and no one on the PCRE side was home for years.  So, if
> someone is maintaining PCRE these days, then we don't need to and just
> get our folks to download and install PCRE separately.  -- justin

Okay with me.  All we need now is a volunteer to figure out what
(if any) changes are needed to use a separately installed PCRE.


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