RE: Is the ORBit2 stubs/skels breakage unacceptable?
- From: Murray Cumming Comneon com
- To: jdub perkypants org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Cc: orbit-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: Is the ORBit2 stubs/skels breakage unacceptable?
- Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:26:01 +0200
> From: Jeff Waugh [mailto:jdub perkypants org]
> So, I would like to determine whether the stubs/skels
> breakage in ORBit2
> 0.7.x is acceptable, given that ORBit2 is part of the
> Developer Platform,
> and ought to have API/ABI compat throughout the 2.x series.
> The stubs/skels stuff is a little unclear, because it's not
> really API or
> ABI breakage, but it does mean that you cannot build software
> based on 2.0
> and 2.2 on the new ORBit2 without changes to the tarball.
> To me, this not only rings warning bells (paranoid or not),
> but it seems to
> be against the spirit of the API and ABI guarantees -> surely
> 'third party'
> software  should happily build against newer 2.x
> platforms, as well as
> being technically API/ABI safe?
I think it's a generic problem with generated sources. In theory the sources
should always be regenerated if the installed generator seems to be of a
newer version. But that's hard to do in Makefiles. (I guess I need to look
Apparently there is absolutely not ABI breakage caused by this change.
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