how to backport without breaking ABI?

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Sun Feb 13 09:29:57 UTC 2011

On 12.02.11 22:53:51, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> On 12/02/2011, floris <flo.ruijt at> wrote:
> > of course older kdevelops which treat that member as a simple pointer
> > can still store a raw pointer which gets deleted prematurely, but
> > there's really nothing you can do about that.
> That will never happen because m_previousContext is a private member.
> KDevelop can't set that private member in the class from kdevplatform.

Its not private, its protected. And do we know that a KSharedPtr has the
same size as a normal pointer on all Linux versions we support at least?
I hear that distro-packagers have tools to check for binary
incompatibilies, so maybe ask them to check a patched kdevplatform...


It's all in the mind, ya know.

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