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Re: Upstream Tracker


On 07/16/2010 02:28 PM, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> 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.

Done. Thank you for an idea.
The example is here:

> - 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
>   developers.

If you want to subscribe to the Upstream Tracker news then send a
message to mailto:upstream-tracker@linuxtesting.org with the subject

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

Andrey Ponomarenko

Linux Verification Center, ISPRAS
 web:    http://www.linuxtesting.org
 mail:   upstream-tracker@linuxtesting.org

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