[Base] Summary/Minutes from today's Base WG meeting (2013-11-08)

Phil Knirsch pknirsch at redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 15:32:30 UTC 2013

On 11/09/2013 08:26 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 03:21:04PM -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> Hey, I read your minutes, and discussed some of my thoughts on this with
>> my workstation wg peers. Basically, I think that defining a 'base' as a
>> particular set of packages (minimal install, or some variant thereof)
>> does not really provide us what we need to build one or more products.'
>> What we really need as a base is a definition of the apis that are
>> guaranteed to be stable and that the products and applications can rely
>> on. Packages can to some extent serve as a proxy for that, but they are
>> really just an implementation detail of how the product is put
>> together.
> +1 to this. In fact, I think we'll *need* to do it this way in order to be
> able to innovate at both layers.

I absolutely like the idea and i think we brought that up during our 
meeting on Friday actually and were all more or less in favor of it.

In order to get there though the Base team will need very detailed input 
from the other WGs so that we can then find the smallest common 
denominator of a common stable API and/or ABI that Base will then 
provide for any given release for all products.

Thanks & regards, Phil

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