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From Niklas Edmundsson <>
Subject Re: 2.2.9
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 10:51:29 GMT
On Tue, 6 May 2008, Nick Kew wrote:

>>     2. Consensus on whether we ship with APR 1.2.x or 1.3.x...
>>        My pref would be 1.3.
> -1.

I tend to agree with NOT shipping 1.3.

My issue is mainly that the stable branch should be just that - stable 
and boring. Fix bugs, add new features that doesn't conflict with 
existing ones, but try the damnest to avoid changes that might mess 
upp things more than needed.

If we want to be adventurous I'd prefer wrapping up what's in httpd 
trunk as 2.4 and ship that with 1.3 so we have a separate bucket of 
worms to fight with.

That said, we have the issue with people thinking that all major 
releases will be perpetually supported and thus avoids upgrading to a 
new major version. I recall this was discussed rather recently, but my 
personal view is that 1.3 and 2.0 really should be in 
securityfix-only-mode by now.

Looking at 2.0 and 2.2 I think that there tends to be too much that 
changes in those stable releases at times, getting us in the not so 
funny "every release is broken somehow" cycle...

/Nikke - opening another can of worms...
  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}      |
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