port devel/subversion

Lev Serebryakov lev at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 8 08:20:23 PST 2005

Hello Edwin,

Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 7:13:52 PM, you wrote:

EM> Why did you update subversion to a pre-release (that is: unstable) 
EM> version of 1.3.0, while 1.2.3 is the current recommended version by the 
EM> subversion team?  People (like me) are counting on a stable subversion 
EM> client/server in the ports tree...  Perhaps the 1.3.0rc? can move to a 
EM> seperate port, for instance devel/subversion-devel...  I'd really like 
EM> to see a stable, released version in the main port...
 (a) This RC is fixed many bugs, which was reported to me as port's maintainer. Backport patches when release will be in month or less is not what I want to do.
 (b) Some gcc maintainers need this version, because gcc project uses subversion now and REQUIRES 1.3.0-rc1 or later.
 (c) We need to test this version on FreeBSD BEFORE release, because sibversion's developers never does tests on FreeBSD themselfs.
 And, last, but not least:

 (d) You is not enforced to update. 1.2.3_3 is Ok for you? Don't updgrade port -- it is simple!

 And about `subversion-devel': 95% of time there is not any alpha, beata or rc versions of subversion project. RC presents for less than a month and even nto for every release, so 95% of time `devel' port will be equal to `simple' one.

Best regards,
 Lev                            mailto:lev at FreeBSD.org

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