xfce4-panel broken [WAS: Netk deprecation notice [WAS Re: [proposal] Modify the panel-plugin interface, add 'powersave-mode'.]]

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 09:02:20 CEST 2007

> Didn't you remove XfceClock from libgui?  That's an API and ABI change,
> and the libtool version number needs to be bumped (regardless of who
> you think was or wasn't using that part of the lib, it still needs to
> happen).

Shouldn't API/ABI changes be flagged with libtool version bumping only at the start of the
dev cycle once, to make them  visibly incompatible with the stable branch? The libs
are only for developer or savvy users' consumption they should be able to rebuild
things without being notified of these changes explicitly and run everything from svn, no?
Otherwise changes taking place at different points in time during the dev cycle
will needlessly bump the final .so number too much at release time.
Unreleased libraries' changes should not affect the final .so number when released IMHO.


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