HEADS-UP new statfs structure

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Sat Nov 15 20:05:53 PST 2003

At 6:20 PM -0800 11/15/03, David O'Brien wrote:
>On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 03:16:03PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
>>  Provided that we
>  > 2. replace the date with a convenient sequence number,
>  >    which we can call the minor version number, and
>  > E.g.: libc.so.6.0, libc.so.6.1, and (first release) libc.so.6.2...
>Please no -- it wouldn't be easy to see a.out libs from ELF ones.
>(yes I still have some a.out binaries)

    libc.so.6.e0, libc.so.6.e1, and (first release) libc.so.6.e2...

I have no idea what would be best to do, but I do think we
(developers and users alike) would be much better off if
we had some way to handle all these changes which come in.

Or maybe the real problem is that we claim that there will
be no API/ABI changes after X.0-RELEASE, and we've really
missed that mark with 5.0-RELEASE, for a variety of reasons.
If we're going to keep missing that mark with the 6.x-series,
then we should plan to do something to make life a little
less painful.  Right now it's getting more painful, if for
no other reason than we have more developers, and thus more
major-changes in the pipeline.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at rpi.edu

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