In response to Thomas Dickey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 03:34:38PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > > > I am not totally convinced. If one small package is updated that is > > > depended on by 10 other package that in turn are depended on by a like > > > number of other packages, what has been really gained by breaking > > > everything into small bits? They may be easier to maintain; however > > > the impact on updating the system seems like it would be minimal. > > > > No. As long as the communication interface between modules (whether > > it be an API or something else) doesn't change, it's perfectly possible > > to update a single module without updating anything else. > > "as long as" is an assumption which I haven't seen any evidence that > xorg developers are willing to warrant. > > fwiw, they changed interface in the Xaw library a couple of years ago, > which required some a change to xterm. > > Absent any evidence that they're going to maintain stable interfaces, > this is just an assumption.
Nay! Your dark thoughts and negative vibes will not deter my boundless optimism! I have faith that the xorg developers will prevail in their effort to create stable, consistent interfaces between modules! It's not an assumption, its OPTIMISM! -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"