BIC change in KStatusNotifierItem API

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Sat Dec 5 17:46:35 GMT 2009

On Friday 04 December 2009, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 04.12.09 21:30:49, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> > Le Friday 04 December 2009, Andreas Pakulat a écrit :
> > > > This was done with approval from Marco Martin. It had to be
> > > > done now because ABI changes in KStatusNotifierItem ABI won't
> > > > be possible after kdelibs 4.4 is out.
> > >
> > > Just for the future: Usually such ABI breakages should be done on
> > > Mondays if I recall correctly.
> >
> > That was in the time when ABI breakages were very frequent, before
> > KDE 4.0 Now, there is no real need to enforce this policy i think.
> Well, I've already seen people complaining about it not being
> enforced here (not so long ago). And I also think its still useful as
> it means safety when just svn up'ing before starting to read the
> mails. At least a warning a day or two before changing the ABI would
> be good IMHO.

Sending warnings by mail is useless. Many developers do not read 
kde-core-devel for one reason or the other. We should simply stick with 
the ABI-breakage-on-Mondays-only rule.

Hmm, the SVN Commit Policy on techbase doesn't say anything about the 
ABI-breakage-on-Mondays-only rule.

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