Commit 09cf26eb authored by Eike Ziller's avatar Eike Ziller Committed by hjk
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Some corrections about our binary compatibility.



Change-Id: Ic54b7f7a2f574a6be9caeefa64912bb9e0cc11fb
Reviewed-by: default avatarhjk <qthjk@ovi.com>
parent 984e5721
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We do not currently guarantee API nor ABI
(\l{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_binary_interface}{application binary interface})
compatibility between major releases.
compatibility between major releases and minor releases.
However, we try to preserve compatibility between minor and patch releases,
as follows:
However, we try to preserve backward and forward binary compatibility and forward and
backward source code compatibility in patch releases, so:
\list
\o Preserve backward binary compatibility and backward source code
compatibility in minor releases.
\o Preserve backward and forward binary compatibility and forward and
backward source code compatibility in patch releases:
\list
\o Do not add or remove any public API (e.g. global functions,x
public/protected/private methods).
\o Do not reimplement methods (not even inlines,
nor protected or private methods).
\o Check
\l {http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Binary_Compatibility_Workarounds}{Binary Compatibility Workarounds}
for ways to preserve binary compatibility.
\endlist
\o Do not add or remove any public API (e.g. global functions,x
public/protected/private methods).
\o Do not reimplement methods (not even inlines,
nor protected or private methods).
\o Check
\l {http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Binary_Compatibility_Workarounds}{Binary Compatibility Workarounds}
for ways to preserve binary compatibility.
\endlist
\note This is not yet mandatory.
For more information on binary compatibility, see
\l{http://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Binary_Compatibility_Issues_With_C++}{Binary Compatibility Issues With C++}.
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