[Development] Binary compatibility for qtestlib

Jason McDonald macadder1 at gmail.com
Wed May 20 13:27:16 CEST 2015

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 9:16 PM, Hausmann Simon <
Simon.Hausmann at theqtcompany.com> wrote:

>  ‎Hi,
>  Lately development of testlib picked up again and I've been wondering:
> the api consists of a fair amount of macros that call "internal" functions.
> It would be convenient to change the signature of those while maintaining
> source compatibility, however it would naturally break the ABI.
>  On the one hand testlib is certainly not relevant for app deployment,
> otoh it is part of binary Qt distributions.
>  So do we maintain binary compatibility for testlib‎?
In the past we haven't tried to maintain binary compatibility for testlib,
on the premise that tests generally don't get deployed to production
systems and that binary compatibility can sometimes be an impediment to
innovation.  This is a decision made long, long ago (it was already well
established when I joined Trolltech in 2005).  If the premise is no longer
valid, we can revisit it.

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