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Re: Cutting a gnustep-gui release

From: Stefan Bidigaray
Subject: Re: Cutting a gnustep-gui release
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:25:22 -0500

Hi Ivan, 
I would assume, as a minimum, the soname cannot change. GNUstep does have a habit of incrementing the soname with MINOR release number bumps, even if the ABI remains unchanged.

For example, Debian's current version of GNUstep base in testing is 1.24.9, and the package name is libgnustep-base1.24. If a new, 1.25 release, is pushed out, the new package name would be libgnustep-base1.25, and likely not accepted.

On Dec 16, 2016 11:17, "Ivan Vučica" <address@hidden> wrote:

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Eric Heintzmann <address@hidden> wrote:
Debian Stretch will be fully frozen on 2017-02-05.
A special release before this date, with all you want to see in the next
debian stable distro, would be a good idea.

(The current status of Stretch is "transition freeze", it means that all
ABI/API breakage will be refused by the official Debian  release team)

Unless I missed something significant, the API/ABI should be backwards compatible. (I'd go through the list of changes before the release.)

Any easy way to test whether Debian will consider API/ABI breakage has happened, which we could then add to the release docs?

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