[maemo-developers] Changing chinook support to archive mode

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Jan 26 01:16:59 EET 2010
On Monday 25 January 2010 21:02:45 Alberto Garcia wrote:
> I actually don't know why this wasn't done earlier. Aren't chinook and
> diablo 100% binary compatible?

No.  Applications built for chinook will (generally) run on diablo but not the 
other way around (the issue is library version numbers being incremented).  

That is generally true of the Maemo N.0 and N.x releases and is why my nightly 
GPE builds build against bora (to support bora and gregale -- Maemo 3.x), 
chinook (to support chinook and diablo -- Maemo 4.x) and fremantle.  However, 
I do admit that for Maemo 2.x they build against mistral (Maemo 2.2) -- there 
may have been a good reason for it at the time, I can't remember.  In any 
case, I have announed that the next GPE release will be last one which 
supports Maemo 2 and I will drop the mistral build at that time.

I plan to continue with the nightly builds building against chinook even after 
Niels makes this change.  But with the chinook autobuilder turned off I will 
not be able to update the version of GPE in chinook extras in future, only in 
diablo extras.

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