kde-baseapps dependency on kdelibs changed in 4.9 branch?

Dawit A adawit at kde.org
Tue Sep 11 15:42:09 BST 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:

> El Dimarts, 11 de setembre de 2012, a les 09:51:22, Dawit A va escriure:
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:27 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org>
> wrote:
> > > It seems that the
> > >
> > > set(KDE_MIN_VERSION "4.7.97")
> >
> > Was that done intentionally or was it forgotten to be updated for the KDE
> > 4.9 release ? If the former, then have we now started guaranteeing
> forward
> > compatibility too ?
> It was done on purpose. Why require newer kdelibs when you don't need them.

Because you really don't know that you need them until you actually do ?
Like I said bug fixes and regressions sometimes require changes in kdelibs.
If we purposefully shackle ourselves to forward compatibility then such
bugs and regressions, no matter how bad, cannot be fixed until the next
major release. If that is acceptable for the sake of being forward
compatible, then that is fine. However, I really do not see the point of
it. Why would anyone want to use new version of applications with the older
version of the required libraries ?
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