When to change {udkapi, offapi}/type_reference/{udkapi, offapi}.idl

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Apr 16 09:05:45 UTC 2018

Just a reminder, as occasion demands:

On 10/10/13 09:41, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> The *.idl (formerly *.rdb) files in {udkapi,offapi}/type_reference/ are 
> meant to represent the status of our (published) UNO API as previously 
> released, to allow detecting inadvertent incompatible changes.
> Therefore, these files should generally be left unchanged.  The only 
> time to change them is when a deliberate incompatible change (with a 
> commit message containing "[API CHANGE]") would otherwise break the 
> compatibility checks when building udkapi or offapi.  (And in the past, 
> when those type_references were binary *.rdb files, that was a somewhat 
> tricky task.  Now that they are textual *.idl files it has become (too?) 
> trivial.)
> (So, if there are any git-hook aficionados out there, maybe there's a 
> way to prevent commits that change 
> {udkapi,offapi}/type_reference/{udkapi,offapi}.idl but do not contain 
> "[API CHANGE]" in the commit message.)

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