more package changes :-(
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 22 06:40:37 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 14:27 +0400, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Ian,
> Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 2:12:25 PM, you wrote:
> > I don't think existing HP libraries should be exempt from new
> > requirements in future HP releases. Either they should be fixed to meet
> > the requirements, or they are not being maintained adequately and should
> > be removed from the HP.
> for me, idea behind HP was providing some level of stability - i.e. if
> one write app using HP 2009, it should still be compilable with HP
> 2010, 2011 and only in 2012 this library may be removed
> what other people think about this?
I think the current plan is that we can have API changes in major
releases which are every 6 months (that's not to say we should encourage
needless breakage). However it should be quite possible for there to be
minor bug fix releases so that a major version is supported for more
than 6 months, eg 12 or 18 months.
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