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Re: bumping library major on release branch?

In article <>,
Emmanuel Dreyfus <> wrote:
>Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
>> > I would like to backport extended attribute support in libpuffs from
>> > -current to netbsd-5. Unfortunately a structure grew, which means that
>> > it would require bumping library major on the release branch.
>> It's really something we want to avoid as much as possible.
>> library major change in X11 has delayed the 5.1 release for example.
>Another approach is to introduce an alternate structure and associated
>calls in -current, and pullup that to netbsd-5
>The offending structure is struct puffs_ops, it is used in
>I can add struct puffs_ops52, and associated calls:
>I understand it is not very appealing. If anyone has a better idea...

I think that libpuffs use is limited so it is acceptable to bump it. While
you are at it, why not make it opaque?


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