RFC v2: adding a temporary, non-BC gauranteed, 'private' library

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 20:24:50 BST 2009

On Thursday 23 April 2009, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> the new new plan is this:
> svn location: extragear/libs/knotificationitem
> headers: $INCLUDE_PATH/knotificationaitem-1/
> lib name: $LIB_PATH/libknotificationitem-1.so
> namespace: Experimental::
> release of tarball done prior to kde 4.3.
> will most likely be removed post-4.3 and rolled into kdelibs. if not,
> changes will results in a s,-1,-2,g to the above and another release.
> objections?

to recap after this discussion we gone with extragear as the least painful 
option, the thing is at http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/libs/

Marco Martin

> the results of this will end up being described as "how to get big changes
> that may carry uncertainty into kdelibs" on techbase.
> the motivations:
> * releasing new API without apps and user experience testing is bad
> practice
> * not having a well described and moderately non-labor-intensive way to do
> this results in people dumping things that aren't ready into kdelibs (see:
> kde3)

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