Subject: Re: RFC: recommended dependencies (diffs attached)
To: Rene Hexel <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2004 11:36:55
[ On Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 23:09:37 (+1000), Rene Hexel wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: RFC: recommended dependencies (diffs attached)
> On 08/01/2004, at 10:51 PM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> > In your scheme, what are reasons for BUILDLINK_DEPENDS
> > to be bumped?
>    Only if there is a real dependency change.  I.e., if
> there is a user-visible change that only allows packages
> to compile against one version of a package or another,
> but not both.

"user-visible" is meaningless in this context (I realize you say "ABI"
in the text I deleted, but this is _really_ important).

You must talk only about API and ABI changes, keeping in mind that for
scripts the command-line syntax is part of the API _and_ ABI.

						Greg A. Woods

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