Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2001 22:27:54
[ On Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 16:42:02 (-0700), Jason R Thorpe wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 07:29:47PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>  > "suddenly" yes, not not on a major-release boundary.
> Let me know when you have all of the people out there who write software
> lined up ready to coordinate their library version numbers with NetBSD.


This isn't an issue of co-ordinating anyone.  Each and every developer
and each and every user of third-party dynamic-linked products can
choose exactly when they will upgrade their base-os.  The users
obviously have to wait for the developers, but from what we've seen so
far this isn't a huge problem -- the developer of the one and only
example that's been mentioned so far seems more than willing and able to
keep up with new releases of NetBSD regardless.

This isn't a problem that NetBSD has to face or solve -- this is a
choice made by those who use third-party dynamic-linked software.  They
made their own bed -- they will learn to sleep in it.  They were not
forced to choose NetBSD, and they were not forced to be dependent on
third-party developers, and they certainly are not ever forced to

							Greg A. Woods

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