Re: Making the next gnome-applets depend on libgweather.

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 08:56 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 2008/1/14 Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>:
> > > Comments, criticisms?
> >
> > I'm slightly concerned by this ... libgweather does something pretty
> > interesting (to a small set of consumers) but the API is no way ready
> > for any sort of freezing. It has serious namespace and memory management
> > issues, among other things.
> >
> > I don't think there is any proposal here to make libgweather part of the
> > platform, but a) is there clear messaging about the API status? b) how
> > would a transition to an incompatible new version be handled?
> Pretty much like for any other instable api, I think.
> Users will have to check for a version they support and will have to be ported.
> Do you want us to do the -DI_SWEAR_I_KNOW_LIBGWEATHER_IS_UNSTABLE dance ?
> That is easy enough, if you think it helps.

While that dance seems annoyingly pointless at times, I think it does
serve some small purposes:

 - Everybody who compiles the modules using the unstable API sees it 
   repeatedly and it hopefully sinks into the unconscious

 - It can be pointed to when people start complaining after an API 

- Owen

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