Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/2001 19:41:54
On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 10:27:54PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> 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.
If the only thing preventing a piece of software from working properly
on a libc-bump'd NetBSD system is a shlib version bumping of some random
3rd party program, that is what I would call "stupid".
Face it -- it is a problem we have to consider, otherwise you have to
deal with frustrated users who have programs break "randomly". The
last thing I want to do is make NetBSD less pleasant from a user/upgrade
point of view.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>