new upstream tracker (

Andrey Ponomarenko susanin at
Sat May 22 13:14:33 UTC 2010

On 05/22/2010 04:30 PM, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 03:54:20PM +0400, Andrey Ponomarenko wrote:
>> Hello, I'm from ISPRAS and we have created an experimental system for
>> monitoring and analyzing of upstream libraries development. It may be
>> helpful for analyzing risks of updating one of the distribution
>> components (shared libraries). The web page of upstream-tracker is:
>> It now includes ABI changes analysis and API shallow test results for
>> several versions of 60 popular open source libraries.
>> Any bugs or feature requests are welcome. Thanks.
> WOW. Can you, please, share the setup of the tracker ?

The tool itself is very young and is not well documented yet. Although
the first version has been recently released under dual GNU GPL and LGPL
We are not recommended to use this version of the tool by yourself. Very
soon we will release 1.1 version containing a lot of bug fixes and new

> It would be amazingly interesting if you added FreeBSD base system
> libraries to the tracker.

Provide, please, the list of necessary libraries.

> It would be extremely interesting and
> useful for us to see changes among releases and tips of the
> stable and head branches.

Andrey Ponomarenko

Linux Verification Center, ISPRAS

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