A proposal for an always-releasable Debian
Posted May 13, 2013 11:00 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
The problems come when one of the libraries far downstream does, eventually, break its ABI, forcing a cascade of recompilation, or when something you receive has been built against a newer library than you currently have forcing a cascade of updates. Backward-compatibility isn't enough to help there.
Posted May 14, 2013 6:37 UTC (Tue) by muntyan (guest, #58894)
Posted May 14, 2013 14:37 UTC (Tue) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
I do know that sometimes misuse of the API/ABI and library changes can result in breakage. That is not considered too much of a problem (kernel is way stricter in this). This case, I don't have any clue.
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