Re: GNOME Namespace Management - ARC & GNOME

 --- Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com> wrote: 
> The hard part for most Open Source/Free Software developers is
> understanding just what that sentence means.  I so very often have
> people tell me, "binary compatibility is pointless to even try for on
> GNU/Linux!  it's the nature of Open Source to be ever changing and ever
> improving!"  People don't seem to understand that you can _improve_
> without breaking stuff and that you can make _changes_ without make
> _breakages_.  You just have to make the changes right.
> gtk/glib breaking compatibility and not bumping the major version number
> is, beyond any doubt, *not* the right way to make the changes.  Please,
> if we add more more formality and bureaucracies to the development
> process, make sure that they actually fix the problem - any breakage,
> any breakage at all, is unnecessary and defeats any and all other
> efforts to avoid the breakages.
> Either keep 100% compatibility or just bump the library interface major
> version appropriately.  Thanks.

Amen, brother.

> -- 
> Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
> AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.



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