PATCH: kprotocolmanager [new function]

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Dec 12 00:49:12 GMT 2005

Olivier Goffart wrote:
>Le Dimanche 11 Décembre 2005 19:45, Dawit Alemayehu a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> Any objection with me committing this patch to the 3.5.x branch ? It
>> is needed to fix a bug in the proxy config dialog.
>This break binary compatibility from 3.5.1 to 3.5.0

No, it won't.

The change is binary-, source- and behaviour-compatible.

>I remember a change like that was done in KNotifyClient in KDE 3.1.1
>In Kopete, we got some bug report because some binary package of kopete
> for KDE 3.1 was compiled against 3.1.1 , and was crashing on KDE 3.1.0 
> (Kopete was not in kdenetwork at that time)
>Anyway, binary compatibility between all the 3.5.x serie is maybe not
> require.

Ah, ok, I understand now.

No, forward binary compatibility isn't required. Backwards is.

So a program compiled against 3.5.x is supposed to run on 3.5.y if y >= x. 
The problem you are mentioning with KDE 3.1 was a packaging bug.

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