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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Ending my RHEL backports support for Subversion
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:34:38 GMT
I've been publishing backports of Subversion over at  for
RHEL based operating systems for some years now. They used to be
published at RPMForge while that was still active. And it was useful
to me, and to some others, to get up-to-date releases on current or
older operating systems, especially for the long-term RHEL based

Unfortunately, it's gotten too expensive for me to do. There are
several factors. The big one is the updated requirements with each
major release. Using more recent new technologies, like serf, and
SQLite are understandable upstream changes, but it means integrating
support for them for another set of RPM's for those components, and
building up the support chains for tools like updated serf, multiplies
the work and threatens other stable tools which might use serf. It's
an old issue for many projects, but the return on investment of my
time has pretty much evaporated with RPMforge defunct.

I'm also afraid that the other big  factor, for me, is the
long-missing "obliterate" feature. The lack of any graceful way to
clear inappropriately committed or discarded content has become the
biggest reason *not* to use Subversion, and I can't burn my
engineering time backporting software without a graceful way to clean
up the inevitably bulky or security sensitive bad commit.

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