Platform policy question: API compatability in minor releases

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Wed May 13 14:36:59 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 20:21 +0200, Sven Panne wrote:

> > The only thing causing confusion has been whether we interpret the
> > existing platform versioning proposal in the light of the PVP and then
> > change the platform API policy to suit, or if we decide our policy and
> > then adjust the platform versioning scheme to follow the PVP. The latter
> > approach is clearly more sensible.
> OK, then we agree. To rephrase it: If any constituent part of the HP is 
> upgraded to something more than a bug-fix release, the HP can't be a bug fix 
> release, either.


Yet another way of putting it is: if we decide the policy is that HP
minor releases are bug fix only then we could not include any updates in
constituent parts that were not just bug fixes (such updates would have
to wait for the next major HP release).


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