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Re: KDE vs. GNOME on F10



On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Kevin Kofler<kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Christopher Aillon wrote:
>> Sure, you can blame Gecko for having it's unstable ABI be, well,
>> unstable.  But blame also goes to the apps for not using the stable ABI.
>
> Why does Mozilla expect apps to use an ABI:
> * which didn't exist when the apps were written and
> * which they aren't even using for their own apps?
>
> Everyone complains about M$ using internal W32 APIs in IE,

who does that?

> why does Mozilla
> do the same with internal xulrunner APIs? If you think everyone should use
> the stable ABI, why is Firefox not using it?

I don't see whats wrong with providing a an ABI that you can/want to
support (i.e no ABI breaks for minor updates) and one for your
internal use (i.e you know when it breaks and therefore fix your own
app).


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