Development process

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Apr 6 14:03:58 EDT 2010

2010/4/6 Jorge Villaseñor <salinasv at>:
> I'm not proposing to switch to this very process neither kernel like
> process. But I guess we can adapt some of this ideas to pidgin's
> actual development process to be less erratic at releasing.

> mayor: API/ABI breakage, remove deprecated stuff, remove public
> modules,etc  (done once in a while)
> minor: API aditions, libpurple/pidgin feature aditions, prpl feature
> aditions (done each time we have some new features ready)
> micro: pidgin/libpurple/prpl bug fixes, security releases. (done when
> there are bug fixes to be released)

This mostly sounds good to me... I worry that strictly adhering to
these guidelines could make development more cumbersome and thereby
deter development.  But yeah, I totally agree with these ideas.


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