Should BC be applied to new libraries? (was RFC: New Module kdesdklibs?)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sat Jul 25 19:25:53 BST 2009

On Saturday 25 July 2009, David Jarvie wrote:
> For established libraries, there are very good reasons to insist on BC
> being maintained for the life of KDE4. What I would question is whether
> there shouldn't be another category of "new library", which for a limited
> period of time - say 6 or 12 months - would be allowed to break BC.

this is what we did with libplasma from kde 4.0->4.2 and we defined this 
policy for new additions to kdelibs that would benefit from such a period such 
as KNotificationItem:

Aaron J. Seigo
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