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

Hubert Figuiere hub at figuiere.net
Tue Mar 4 10:11:34 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 19:06 +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> > 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.

This still break the ABI (and the API). It is not about documentation.
It is about software compatibility.


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