transitioning release management

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Feb 28 09:20:10 GMT 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 08:12:45PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> It certainly would be a pity to break apps or require -compat packages
> on systems, which means that security fixes need to be applied to Samba
> 3.0 code well into the life of 3.2, because it will still be
> distributed. 
> A second API alongside of course would not suffer this, but would also
> not help the original problem, being the presence of an ugly interface. 

Well an ugly interface as such is something that we might
have to live with. This in itself does not justify breaking
apps IMO. Look for example at the Posix fcntl madness or the
Posix AIO insanity. Nobody will go in and change those

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