Re: [Evolution-hackers] Retiring evolution-exchange

On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 15:48 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> The backend-facing APIs less so.  They tend to see more churn anyway,
> even without my branch.  I can't think of a recent release where the
> backend APIs didn't change a little.  And that's fine -- the damage is
> contained -- but we still have to go touch all the backends for every
> API change and some of those aren't trivial.  And especially with this
> new E-D-S architecture I've cooked up, which is an improvement but
> still far from perfect, I think we'll be seeing a rash of backend API
> changes over the next few devel cycles.  So I'm not really buying the
> "toy" argument.

OK, I suppose we can always reincarnate it when there will be enough
user demand on it. The last backend API changes seemed to me as not that
complicated, at least those I helped with (on review and backend
adaptation parts), kind of monkey work there, but I agree that some
changes can be harder to test.

What about a "compromise", drop support for evolution-exchange when
3.7.x development begins? I suppose it'll be fair to have the main API
changes done and any potential community person taking care of it will
not need to learn all the hard changes being done during 3.5.x, thus
it'll be lighter start for him/her/them.

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