breaking BIC for new addon libs in minor releases (was: Re: Goals? How are we doing?)

Tom Albers tomalbers at
Tue May 6 18:18:00 CEST 2008

Op dinsdag 06 mei 2008 17:56 schreef u:
> Am Dienstag, 6. Mai 2008, um 17:17 Uhr, schrieb Andreas Pakulat:
> > On 05.05.08 21:24:52, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > Actually would be nice to see at least a KDevPlatform release. I know
> > > its hard, but maybe makes sense, just like kdelibs was released before
> > > the actual KDE 4.0.0.
> >
> > Well, we could probably do that, but without any guarantees regarding
> > binary compatibility. Especially not for the interfaces, shell, project,
> > sublime, language and vcs libraries.
> I have a similar problem. I know at least one person which would like to make 
> use of the Okteta libraries (implementing a specialised ByteArrayModel) in a 
> 3rd-party project after the 4.1 release. But I know for sure the API will 
> change for 4.2 again, so I do not install any headers. Right now I had to 
> tell him "bad luck"...
> I did not find an explicit rule for this on, just remember 
> the general unwritten rule "ensure binary interface compatibility in minor 
> releases".

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