kdesupport changes

Benoit Jacob jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 18:52:53 CEST 2008

I see. Eigen is special in this respect because it's a
template-library; the biggest risk with the development version of
eigen is not just runtime bugs, it's that it will break compilation of
the program using it. We do have extensive unit-tests, but it's
impossible to cover all corner cases. So far no big glitch has
happened but we're still scared of having users relying on our
development tree.

By contrast, other libs in kdesupport may have bugs but (normally)
won't break compilation of the programs using them.


2008/9/7 Allen Winter <winter at kde.org>:
> On Sunday 07 September 2008 10:03:47 Benoit Jacob wrote:
>> Aah thanks for the detailed reply.
>> I have been very concerned about the risk of breaking KDE compilation,
>> so I welcome these changes very much. I would like that the
>> development branch of Eigen be a place where we can experiment and
>> break stuff without affecting our users. So, I support your plan.
> There seems to be another set of kdesupport developers who
> rely on the KDE folks to help test their stuff in-progress, just
> like any other KDE code.  Hence the push-back on this idea.

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