Wayland and Weston 0.95.0 released

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at linux.intel.com
Wed Jul 25 00:35:59 PDT 2012

On 07/24/2012 11:48 PM, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:32:18 -0400
> Kristian Høgsberg <hoegsberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> With the 0.95 release we start maintaining protocol and client API
>> stability.  Going forward, we will try to not break any clients or
>> toolkits that are written agains the 0.95 protocol and client API.  We
>> don't completely freeze yet, we'll do that with the 1.0 release, but
>> from now on we'll use the versioning mechanism when possible and only
>> break API if absolutely necessary.  This also doesn't mean that the
>> protocol won't be extended in the future, just that we will not change
>> what's there now.
>> To clarify, we're freezing the protocol, as described by
>> protocol/wayland.xml in the Wayland repository and the client API/ABI
>> defined by wayland-client.h and the headers generated from
>> wayland.xml.  In particular, we're not freezing the protocol
>> interfaces defined by Weston and we're not freezing the wayland-server
>> API.  Also, for the protocol interfaces (wl_drm) and libraries (gbm)
>> that are part of mesa, we'll release those with the upcoming mesa 8.1,
>> at which point we'll treat those as stable too.
>> I'll follow up with a description of how the interface versioning and
>> deprecation is supposed to work.
> Hi,
> does this freeze include wl_shell and wl_shell_surface interfaces,
> which reside in wayland.xml?
> I thought those were considered non-core and in flux.

I had the same feeling here. And we should change wl_shell to 
wl_desktop_shell for once.


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