Binary compatiblity for

Hugo Pereira Da Costa hugo at
Fri Feb 24 10:21:01 GMT 2012

Hi Andras,

no there is no guarantee for, and I don't plan to 
guarantee it.
It is all internal to kde-workspace, and has no public api.
the fact that oxygen gets broken for kde installed from source due to 
incorrect plugin path is an issue with Qt installantion, and/or with 
local KDE install (experts should confirm), that must be fixed upstream, 
disregarding of the above. In fact the same issue can lead (and has led) 
to crashes elsewhere, notably in the decorations. Therefore I don't 
think it justifies ensuring the the BIC you ask, which would generate 
extra -and IMHO unnecessary- complexity, if not overhead.



> Hi,
>   is there any BC guarantee for If not, i think there
> should be... It is not the first time that you cannot run application installed
> by your distribution under a self-compiled KDE master, because BIC issues in
> The apps from there load the plugin from the
> system directories, but as the link against the master's
> dynamically, so if that changes in a BIC way, the apps crash and don't start.
> Eg:
> qtcreator: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/kde4/plugins/styles/
> undefined symbol: _ZN6Oxygen7TileSetC1ERK7QPixmapiiii
> Right now the problem was most probably was the following commit:
> I know this does not affect regular releases in distributions, but it is very
> bad for those working/testing KDE master.
> Andras

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