Problems with svncpp, what to do?

Kris Wong wongk at
Thu Apr 3 11:43:37 UTC 2008

> 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.

Not having a BC policy (especially in a maintenance release?!) means this is going to continue to be a problem going forward.  It's probably not a good idea to be dependent on a project like this.  Even if this issue is fixed now, it will arise every time they release.

Kris Wong

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