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From: Damien Doligez <damien.doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] binary compatibility of 3.08.3
On Jan 16, 2005, at 14:37, Sven Luther wrote:

> Also, we are hoping to release soon, and the debian release manager 
> will
> assuredly not wait for ocaml stuff to rebuild if it is the only thing 
> missing.
> The release delay have hurt enough as it is.
[...]
> Just forgetting about the fix and include it in the next version of 
> sarge is
> the only sane possibility then.

I don't see it as a big problem if you are lagging by one bugfix 
version.
The differences are small anyway, and it's not like 3.08.2 is horribly
broken.

> Anyway, it would be nice if the breakage would at least be announced 
> in the
> release documentation. Especially if it doesn't touch all the modules 
> and
> libraries, as was the case for 3.08.2.

I would have announced it if I had known about it.  From now on, I will 
put
a reminder about binary compatibility in the release notes for each 
bugfix
release.


> That said, such behavior is a major drawback for using
> ocaml in real projects, i believe.

I'd say it's a drawback of blind upgrading, which nobody does in a
real project anyway.

-- Damien