[Gtk-sharp-list] API Freeze Policy Adjustment
Miguel de Icaza
Thu, 01 Jul 2004 16:41:52 -0400
> > > 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.
Except for yourself, according to your message indicating you've broken
Anyways, we have different dynamics in the Mono world, its just a nice
result of being able to move swiftly with the most fantastic development
platform on earth ;-)