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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [discuss] Releasing pre-release APR
Date Tue, 22 Dec 2009 08:09:02 GMT
On 22.12.2009 00:05, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 17:01 -0600, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> I don't think Bojan actually suggests we nuke it.
> 
> No, no nuking at all. Just bit of skipping.
> 
>> The suggestion is that all n.even releases would be ABI stable.  n.odd
>> releases would be purely alpha- and beta-, with clear notices to the
>> user of what they are obtaining, and that updating is likely to break
>> their applications which are ./configure'd --with-apr-dev or some
>> similar flag.
> 
> Yep, something like that. In other words, if we have say 1.8 released
> and we are working towards 1.10, then anything in 1.9 is completely
> API/ABI unstable and relying on it being present in 1.10 is a gamble. Of
> course, the relationship between 1.8 and 1.10 would still obey the same
> rules as we now have for say 1.3 to 1.4.
> 

+1.
But I guess it is better to defer this approach to 2.x.

Regards

RĂ¼diger

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