Problems with svncpp, what to do?

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Wed Apr 2 22:02:47 UTC 2008

On 02.04.08 23:55:10, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> Hi,
> Matt told me today that subversion support doesn't build for him. The
> reason is that he's using svncpp (rapidsvn C++ client lib) 0.9.6, while
> I used 0.9.4 while working on svn support. I also had that version
> installed until today (did an upgrade). Apparently the rapidsvn devs
> don't have any binary compatibility - or even source compat - policy and
> simply reworked large parts of the API.
> I'm not sure what to do now, unfortunately there's no way to do a
> version check (as far as I can see), because they didn't feel like
> increasing the SOVERSION of the library and there's also no header with
> version information. 0.9.6 is relatively new, so I don't want to
> introduce a dependency on it and thus keep everybody else out...
> Any ideas? 

One option (though I don't like it) would be reading the client.hpp and
check for one of the now-missing methods and set a define based on that.
That could then be used in the code to activate the path for <=0.9.4 or


So you're back... about time...

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