[Gtk-sharp-list] API Freeze Policy Adjustment

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Thu, 01 Jul 2004 17:41:13 -0400


> It's not good though. I was trying to demonstrate that minor breaks
> changes are allowed - the release process is not meant to make life
> difficult. There is an established freeze-break approval process, and
> current GNOME Platform maintainers are fully aware of it. 

And I have never heard of a good argument against adding APIs.  You
keep trying, but other than `thats what we do around here' you have not
articulated why this is good.

> I don't think Mono changes concepts of API stability. You are not
> special.

I was making fun of you.

> I think if you want to be a development platform then you have to act
> like a development platform. It's incredibly arrogant of you to think
> that you don't need to fit in with the rest of the GNOME platform even
> one little bit.

And adding APIs will always succeed, because it does not break existing
software;   And new software can just require a new version.

You keep trying, but you keep not articulating your reasons.