breaking compatibility for 2.12.0

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Feb 7 09:20:10 CET 2011

On Sat,  5 Feb 2011 12:33, nmav at said:

> The problem is that the discussed functions cannot be supported any
> more, and were not actually widely used. For the commonly used functions

How do you know that?  Checking the Debian packets gives only a first
clue. But there are many more applications out there.  Often these are
in-house applications and the maintainers won't tell you about it.
However they use gnutls as a stable and reliable library and trust that
the gnutls maintainers handle ABI breaks with due diligance.  That is to
change the SO name and announce a reasonable EOL for the old ABI



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