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Re: GNU Guile 3.0.3 released

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: GNU Guile 3.0.3 released
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:15:38 +0200
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Andy Wingo <> skribis:

> On Tue 23 Jun 2020 11:36, Chris Vine <> writes:


>>> I was hesitant about the SONAME: the ABI jump was unnecessary unless in
>>> ‘--disable-deprecated’ builds.  I erred on the side of cautiousness:
>> Hi,
>> Ah right.  There must have been two SO breaks between guile-3.0.2 and
>> guile-3.0.3.
>> It's a nuisance having SO bumps on micro releases and I wonder if that
>> could be included in the announcement so that you don't first notice it
>> when stuff fails to run?
> I think I agree with Chris.  The intention is certainly to have a stable
> ABI within a stable series, so 3.0.3 should have the same CURRENT.
> It's certainly correct that a --disable-deprecated 3.0.3 build has a
> different ABI than 3.0.2, and if that were what we were looking at, we
> would indeed need the CURRENT version bump; but I think the premise is
> wrong: we do *not* have a stable ABI in --disable-deprecated builds, and
> we never have.  Otherwise we wouldn't ever be able to deprecate anything
> within a stable series.

Following our discussion on IRC, I agree with restoring CURRENT and will
push a 3.0.4 in that direction.

Apologies for the annoyance!


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