Re: [PATCH] configure: drop check for default xapian backend

Subject: Re: [PATCH] configure: drop check for default xapian backend

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:36:45 +0700

To: David Bremner


From: Đoàn Trần Công Danh

On 2020-07-28 08:17:49-0300, David Bremner <> wrote:
> Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> writes:
> > Starting from xapian 1.3.5, xapian switched default backend to glass.
> >
> > From 00cdfe10 (build: drop support for xapian versions less than 1.4,
> > 2020-04-22), we only support xapian 1.4.0+. Effectively, we don't need
> > to check for default xapian backend anymore.
> >
> > Let's drop it.
> This is not wrong, but I wonder if we will need to put it all back in a
> slightly modified form when Xapian 1.6 releases with a new default
> backend.  I guess we can start by reverting this patch if that happens?

I have a quick skim over current codebase,
if I have not missed anything,
this check is only applicable for testing.

I think a future-proof move would be moving
this check to a runtime check in "make test".

What do you think?

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