Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Aug 2007 15:52 UTC, submitted by zaboing
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "A few months ago, the GNOME Mobile Platform was announced to the public. One of the main forces behind the launch of this initiative was Nokia, which uses a lot of GNOME-components in its Linux-based Internet Tablets Nokia 770 and N800. During this years GUADEC Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to sit down with Carlos Guerreiro, Nokias Manager for Open Source Software, to talk - amidst other things - about the not so different needs of personal computers and mobile devices, about the necessity for GTK+ 3.0 and the impact of the iPhone launch."
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RE[7]: what situation?
by binarycrusader on Tue 14th Aug 2007 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: what situation?"
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How can this particular ABI breakage cause frustration for the average ISV dev on the gnu c++ platform?

See, now you're qualifying it. You're trying to "wiggle out" of the point that there are ABI changes. First your claim was that there were no ABI changes, then your claim was only for a certain platform, and now your claim is that it doesn't affect the average (whatever that is) isv. You keep narrowing the scope of your claims.

Remember, the whole discussion was regarding my point that the ABI keeps changing. I don't care what part of the ABI does change. ABI changes are difficult, annoying, and should have been unnecessary with the proper foresight and planning on the part of the gcc team. Many other platforms have managed to maintain their ABI decades without issue. Only the GNU platform seems to manage to screw it up every year.

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RE[8]: what situation?
by yokem55 on Tue 14th Aug 2007 16:36 in reply to "RE[7]: what situation?"
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No my point is that the ABI change that you pointed out only going to affect a very narrow sub-set of developers. If you want to make a bigger deal of it than that, fine, that is your problem, but trying to make everyone think that your mole hill is a mountain isn't going to get you anywhere.

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