Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)
sgallagh at redhat.com
Fri Oct 9 19:13:13 UTC 2015
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On 10/09/2015 03:04 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 04:36:37PM +0200, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
>> But in the real-world - version changes, it gets incompatible,
>> requires some new way how to use it and so on....
> This doesn't have to be. It is possible to write libraries, even
> very complex ones, with endless backwards compatibility. It's what
> libvirt does. And the kernel (almost always).
> In fact I'd say breaking your ABI contract continuously is another
> lazy, poor programming practice.
I completely, wholeheartedly agree with you here. However, the
unfortunate fact of life is that we can lead a horse to water but
cannot make them drink. Our previous policy was essentially holding
the horse's head under the water until it drained the pond or drowned
in it. I feel we can do better by being more moderate. The Unbundling
SIG mentioned elsewhere in this thread is probably a more productive
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