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A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

Posted May 13, 2013 11:00 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: A proposal for an always-releasable Debian by ovitters
Parent article: A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

... and so has everyone else with half a brain releasing shared libraries on Linux.

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.


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