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

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Jan 19 13:04:17 EET 2010
On Tuesday 19 January 2010 08:17:25 David Greaves wrote:
> 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. 
> 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.

Do we?  I have a goal that all applications install on as many releases as 
possible and only use a restricted version queue if they **really** have to. 
I don't want to create processes that give developers incentives to use a 
restricted queue -- quite the opposite. The tradeoff is that that means that 
many applications will not be able to have been tested against all the 
possible releases they might see.  But this is very little different from an 
application being out there when a new release happens.

Otherwise we will find that many applications are just not available to most 
of our users.  I predict that by the time Maemo 6 ships, half of all N900's 
sold will still be running the release that shipped from the factory.  Anyone 
got any data?

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