feedback on [BUG 62]

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue May 6 16:12:39 GMT 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 11:01:38AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote about 'Re: feedback on [BUG 62]':
> On Tue, 6 May 2003, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:

> > I don't care much what we do here - just noticed 
> > that this wouldn't work in upgrades. What's our policy 
> > on breaking backwards compatibility?

> I think we are going to have to take the stand that 

>   * we cannot break backwards compatibility on a 
>     minor dot release
>   * we can break backwards comptibility within reason
>     on a major release as long as
>     - it is a necessary change and has a significant 
>       payoff
>     - the change is documented in the upgrade section 
>       of the release notes

> I guess I really should start working on the upgrade 
> notes before we release the first beta.  Anyone want to help
> me on this?
I wrote up some short notes in upgrading-to-3.0.xml. What exactly do
you need help on? 


Jelmer Vernooij                                      <jelmer at>
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