[maemo-developers] Backwards compatibility broken PR1.1 SDK

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Tue Jan 19 10:17:25 EET 2010
Graham Cobb wrote:
> I do think there may be an option 1.5: create multiple autobuilder queues 
> which feed the same repository but build against different SDK releases.  For 
> example, a "fremantle" queue which builds against the base release (for 
> ever), and a "fremantle-pr1.1" queue which builds against the new SDK (for 
> ever), but both populate the same repository (extras-devel fremantle).  That 
> would allow the applciation developer to decide which users they are willing 
> to support.  If the application supports all fremantle users it submits to 
> the fremantle queue.  But if it uses a new feature (or even an important bug 
> fix) from the pr1.1 release the maintainer could submit it to the 
> fremantle-pr1.1 queue.
> If we did this, I wouldn't object to automatically adding a dependency on the 
> device software version, as long as it is worked out from which queue you 
> submit to.

I like - but as someone mentioned to me in a similar situation: testing.

We'd need testers for each queue and that may be tricky.


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