[gphoto-devel] [PATCH 0/2] remove deprecated keys from HAL

Danny Kukawka danny.kukawka at web.de
Tue Mar 4 10:06:25 PST 2008

On Dienstag, 4. März 2008, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 12:42 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 00:54 +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> > > This really sucks. They had 12 months time to update their projects. If
> > > you have a project that relies on HAL you should be able to take every
> > > some months a look at the spec to see what changed.
> >
> > Also NetworkManager needs to be unbreaked
> >
> > http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=hal.git;a=commitdiff;h=73a372961d6a25cad
> >5923350210bbed1621cdbb1
> >
> > At least this way we can track down the offending projects. But do
> > expect a lot more things to break.
> Maybe providing a clear mechanism to deprecate keys? Because with these
> changes you are clearly breaking the *ABI*.

There is IMO a clear mechanism. If keys get replaced and with this deprecated, 
they get removed from the SPEC and added to the 'Deprecated Properties' 
section of the HAL spec with the info which property/key replaced them and at 
which date they get removed finally. And there is also the release news which 
normaly contains info about the remove.


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