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Re: Upstream Tracker

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 03:09:59PM +0400, Andrey Ponomarenko wrote:

> The new service for tracking ABI changes in various C/C++ libraries is
> now available for Linux distribution maintainers and upstream developers
> Suggestions for libraries inclusion and feature/bug requests are very
> welcome. Thanks!

It looks very nice already! A few suggestions:

- Allow overrides to be defined (like how lintian does this), so that you can
  remove selected warnings. For example, I see a lot of warnings when a library
  #defines its version number.

- Check whether the soname is bumped or not, because changes to the ABI are
  allowed then. Perhaps the different versions of a library could be grouped by
  the sonames used.

- Can you subscribe and get emails when a new version of a certain library has
  been checked? That would be most helpful for both upstream and downstream

And I agree with Paul Wise that an article on LWN about this would be a good thing :)

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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