[Gtk-sharp-list] API Freeze Policy Adjustment

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
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
the policy.

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 ;-)