Re: Interface Stability in GNOME

On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 11:22 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 00:36 +0000, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> > 
> > As an aside, I think the most useful categorisation is probably
> > Stable/Unstable/Private. So
> > GDK/GTK/ATK/Pango/GConf/gnome-vfs/libbonobo*/ORBit2 are Stable (surely
> > anything in the Developer Platform should be stable?),
> > libgnome-keyring/gstreamer etc. are Unstable, and
> > libwnck/libegg/eel/gal/libgnome-desktop etc. are Private.
> This is exactly where Brian's work is cut out for him though. ;-) 
> And probably why this stuff hasn't been documented in the past -
> controversy.
> While nobody is going to break libonobo/ORBit2/libgnome ABI, there's no
> way it's a good idea for ISVs to use them in my opinion. Of course, I've
> been saying that for years.

Ah, OK. I was trying to think of a useful categorisation that showed the
differences between libraries whilst keeping the categories to a
minimum, and trying to be helpful by giving a starting list of what was
in each :)


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