[sword-devel] 1.7.2 release

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat Jan 18 01:49:44 MST 2014

On 1/16/2014 8:21 AM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM, Костя Маслюк <kostyamaslyuk at gmail.com
> <mailto:kostyamaslyuk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > I would assume this requires a change to function signatures, so
>     it's not going to appear in 1.7.x at all.
>     In your mouth it sound like that it going never appear in Sword.
>     Patch only add parameter with default value to one public function.
>     There is no problem to revert and make some work in private part of
>     class so it will be absolutely abi compatible.
> This conversation has strayed far from the actual bounds of 1.7.2
> release, but I just want to say here that unless a change is both
> identical in API and ABI to 1.7.0 I won't be including it in the
> sword-1-7-x branch. No new functions, no changing signatures, no new
> classes, etc. Any changes like that will have to wait for the next
> branch release. sword-1-7-x is strictly bug-fix only.

To my knowledge, new functions, classes, and member functions don't 
break ABI compatibility. They should be fine for maintenance releases.


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