Backwards compatibility of kdelibs/experimental

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Tue Dec 8 18:57:56 GMT 2009

Em Terça-feira 08 Dezembro 2009, às 19:43:56, Andreas Pakulat escreveu:
> > I don't think that actually breaking things should be allowed. In this
> > case, things doesn't really break as there is the fallback to the old
> > systray mechanism.
> > 
> > But if KDE4.3 apps didn't have access to the KDESC4.4 systray in any
> > way, I would consider it wrong, and something I think we should document
> > shouldn't be done.
> Doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of this
> experimental-lib-stuff? As far as I understood the whole point is to
> have this available for apps to use, but to give no warranty whatsoever
> about how it works in the next release (which API, which behaviour etc)


The whole point of having an experimental API and experimental D-Bus protocol 
is to test something new. If we were going to maintain it, we wouldn't call it 

And, of course, it only makes sense because this is not affecting any primary 
functionality of those apps. The old XEmbed-based systray protocol still 
works. (And will still be necessary for remote X11)

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