Subject: Re: abi compatibility policy
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/27/2006 18:25:15
On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:30:08PM +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> recently, elad made a change to libutil which breaks abi compatibility
> without bumping shlib major number.
> while there are no affected releases, the interface has been there for
> 5 months.  i don't see any good reason to break it here.
> i believe that the change should be reverted or major should be bumped.
> more generally, what's our policy about abi compatibility on -current?

What about making "don't care" an official policy?

Otherwise, if something is added to (e.g.) libc and then it turns out that
it was not a good idea, libc major would have to be bumped...

Pavel Cahyna