Problems with svncpp, what to do?

Hamish Rodda rodda at
Thu Apr 3 07:59:31 UTC 2008

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:55:10 am 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?

Until they develop a binary compatibility policy, how about adding a private 
copy to kdevelop svn?

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