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Re: C++ ABI change for etch -- freeze unstable for all C++ libs with changed or new sonames

Adrian Bunk writes:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 01:25:28PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> >...
> > - freeze unstable for uploads of library packages with new ABI
> >   versions.  If a new soname is introduced now, it has to be changed a
> >   few weeks later again.  Packages depending on these libraries
> >   would need to be uploaded twice as well.
> >...
> > The time frame of the C++ ABI changed is not yet fixed.  We will
> > certainly need some time to get the toolchain in shape to start the
> > transition.  In the meantime you can check the new compilers in
> > unstable (g++-3.4) and in experimental (g++-4.0), the new binutils in
> > experimental (2.16), and the new glibc in experimental (2.3.5).
> Doesn't this cause the same issue as with sarge where the transition was 
> too early and could have been to a more recent gcc version if done 
> later?

which issue?

> It's not unlikely that gcc 4.1 will be released in 2005.
> The C++ ABI might change again in gcc 4.1 .

the world might become flat again.

> If the C++ transition was half a year from now to gcc 4.1, it was still
> 6-12 months before the date your release team plans to release etch.

If it's 6 month before the release, it's definitely too late.


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