Planned BIC change to polkit-qt-1

Tom Albers toma at
Wed May 19 14:23:56 BST 2010

On Wed, 19 May 2010 15:08:32 +0200, Dario Freddi <drf54321 at>
> On 19/05/2010 14:58, Tom Albers wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 May 2010 14:33:14 +0200, Dario Freddi <drf54321 at>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I am planning to commit a BIC change to polkit-qt-1 in kdesupport,
>>> increasing polkit-qt-1's version to 1.0.0 and SO version to 1. This
>>> change is due to the fact that memory management was, well, pretty
>>> Now the core library is implemented for the most part through
>>> implicitly/explicitely shared data, which solved quite some problems
>>> fixed a pair of bugs.
>>> Needless to say that users using KDE 4.4 should NOT upgrade to this
>>> version, but still use the old 0.95.x branch in kdesupport-for-4.4.
>>> I will commit (after some further changes/discussion) these changes on
>>> monday to:
>>>  - kdesupport/polkit-qt-1
>>>  - extragear/base/polkit-kde-1 - for the agent and the (still WIP) kcm
>>>  - KDE/kdelibs/kdecore/auth - for the KAuth backend
>>> Again, needless to say that if your application is using KAuth you are
>>> not affected by any of these changes, just be sure to update all three
>>> components at the same time.
>>> Any objections before I do this?
>> Yes. We are in dependency freeze. This violates that.
> Is this applicable also after Beta 1 has been released? If that is true
> sorry for that, I clearly remembered wrong.
> In this case I'd like ask for an exception for Beta 2, since this change
> is not fundamental, but quite important (the only freeze-affected part
> would be kdelibs of course).

All freezes lasts until the final release, unless specified otherwise.

Tom Albers
KDE Developer

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