[webkit-gtk] Deciding the deprecation path for WebKit1
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
pochu27 at gmail.com
Fri May 30 07:05:59 PDT 2014
On 30/05/14 15:51, Alberto Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 03:44:17PM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>> Actually I see many things in Debian depending on
> Yeah, I think I went too fast:
>> So a rebuild of those packages would get them linking against the
>> new libJSC. We would need a transition, but it would probably be
>> very smooth.
> So this is in practice equivalent to breaking the ABI.
Is there absolutely no way of having webkitgtk-1.4.x (webkit1) and
that WebCore is tightly integrated with JSC and so it can't be shared when
webkitgtk-1.6.x starts to diverge. That surprises me as right now
and all of them are maintaining ABI compatibility. But I don't the internals, so
I could be wrong...
If the ABI needs to be broken, we could still keep the API compatible, just
requiring a rebuild.
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