Subject: Re: Binary backward compatibility
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/25/2007 23:23:38
>>> Or at least there is such goal?
>> Yes, it's a goal, [...]. Exceptions that I can remember or suspect
> One that bit me, but isn't on your list:
> * As of some release (2,0, I think it was), executables using nested
> functions built on older versions would crash on the new release.
I guess you are not worrying about ABI changing in xsrc libraries.
Am I right? At least I had some problems with X applications
compiled for older NetBSD releases.
But I'm not sure, this was months ago, now I don't remember details.
Any way, this list of exclusions may be very interesting for end users.
Should it be part of NetBSD Guide or mentioned somwhere else?
Or at least a few words about
NetBSD's goals about binary compatibility in libc and other basic libraries.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.