[Announce] GPGME 0.4.0 released

Marcus Brinkmann Marcus.Brinkmann at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Tue Dec 24 14:07:02 CET 2002

On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 12:52:28PM +0100, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
>  Is going to be then the whole 0.4.x branch for testing?

I think that we will probably handle it like the 0.3.x branch.  At some
time, the interfaces will be stable and we will work on 0.5.x.

Although GPGME is not in its baby shoes anymore, there is some substantial
work still left to be done.  Not all of this work is internal, so the
interfaces are still being worked on.  As this doesn't happen at the desk,
but rather in conjunction with real world applications like GPA (0.6.0 just
released, which, surprisingly :) depends on GPGME 0.4.0), the release
schedule is not like what you expect from a mature project.

Note that from a productivity point of view, all GPGME 0.x versions will be
"unstable".  The stable requirement comes from the interface.  The purpose
is that a programmer can decide when to upgrade to the new interfaces in
the 0.4.x branch when it is convenient for the project GPGME is used for.
The other way round, we can just keep going experimenting and improving the
interfaces without screwing over the users who just want it to work.

GPGME 0.4.x can coexist with the 0.3.x shared libraries.


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