Re: API freeze for GNOME 2

Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie> writes:

> Hi,
> On 13 Nov 2001, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > While we aren't going to ship language bindings with 2.0, that doesn't
> > mean that we should ignore there needs ... if language bindings
> > need an API upgrade beyond 2.0, that means that they can't ship
> > until we release 2.2.
> 	Okay, here's a question ... or two:
> 	* what is 2.2 planned to be - the first in the 2.x series
> 	  which has a full set of ported apps - or is that 2.0.x?
> 	* will binary compatibility be maintained between 2.0, 2.2 up
> 	  until 3.0?
> 	This may have been discussed before, but I'm completely
> unaware of what the plan is in this respect ...

By 2.2,  I meant "post-2.0 release with API additions and binary

I don't know of any post-2.0 version number plans in for GNOME
at this point. For GTK+, what I want to do is:

 2.0.x  Bug fixes
 2.2    Source/binary compatible release with multihead support, other
        API additions
 2.4?   Another source/binary compatible release 
 3.0:   Source/binary incompatible release in the hazy future

Haven't completely gotten Tim to agree with me yet on this versioning
scheme, but we are going to be restricting ourselves to source/binary
compatible additions for the mid-term future in any case.


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