[Gtk-sharp-list] API Freeze Policy Adjustment

Murray Cumming murrayc@murrayc.com
Fri, 02 Jul 2004 00:33:00 +0200

On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 16:04 -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > The API rules and the whole release process are not meant to make life
> > difficult for you, or to get in your way. But large API changes have no
> > place in a stable release. The GNOME developers seem quite united in
> > their approval of this policy.
> While I was the maintainer of libgnome, my policy was to keep backwards
> compatibility, but new APIs could be introduced (since they would not
> break old software).
> The Gtk+ maintainers have a different position.
> But I would not characterize "The GNOME developers" being "quite
> united", we disagreed in the past, and we seem to disagree now.

As far as I can tell, all current maintainers of GNOME Platform
libraries are very clear about this. The release process is now very
established and they don't just ignore the freezes.

Murray Cumming