JS ABI breakage update coming

Braden McDaniel braden at endoframe.com
Sun Feb 13 20:32:34 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 13:30 +0300, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus)
> Hello.
> Few day ago I asked [1] build js without UTF-8 C strings. But before 
> that was opposite request.
> As acceptable solution found update to recent version, starting from 
> 1.8.0-rc1 [2]. But it have also known bugs and we move to 1.8.5 version 
> from Firefox 4.0 [3] mercurial repository.
> 1.8 version introduce runtime UTF-8 support [4]. So, to use new version 
> of js with UTF8 C strings support not enough to just rebuild and relink. 
> Instead you need patch (or better ask upstream to do that) you software 
> to add call function JS_SetCStringsAreUTF8. See [4] for more details.
> I plan build it today (I have still some troubles in it) and push in 
> rawhide in middle of next week. Also in future it is suggested for F15 
> branch.
> In CC owners of dependent packages.
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=676441
> [2] https://developer.mozilla.org/En/SpiderMonkey/1.8
> [3] https://developer.mozilla.org/en/javascript
> [4] 
> https://developer.mozilla.org/En/SpiderMonkey/JSAPI_Reference/JS_CStringsAreUTF8 

Isn't there yet more breakage coming, as well?


Perhaps we should just wait for this?

Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com>

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