[gnutls-dev] autoconf version handling

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Sun Apr 22 16:41:50 CEST 2007

Timo Schulz <twoaday at gmx.net> writes:

>> Is there no possibility to rename the APIs that changed in 0.6 and
>> provide a backwards compatibility glue under the old function name?
> This is not a trivial task and I don't think it can be done easily.
> And I'm not sure if there is a clean way to provide 100% backward
> compatibility.
>> This isn't a critical problem, but it is always nicer if newer
>> versions retains source-code backwards compatibility (i.e., 0.6
>> opencdk.h + 0.6 libopencdk.so against 0.5 application) even when the
> I agree on that. But the opencdk API needed urgently a cleanup and I
> thought the sooner the better so applications, especially GnuTLS, can
> be migrated as soon as possible.

Sure.  I just wanted to confirm that you/we have thought about this

I think the conclusion is that opencdk 0.6 will have to conflict
(using distro package speak) with the opencdk 0.5 package.


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