ne_acl and the missing patches

Henrik Holst henrik at
Tue Oct 14 14:21:33 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Joe Orton <joe at> wrote:
> Hi Henrik,
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 04:44:42PM +0200, Henrik Holst wrote:
>>   some time ago (2007-12-16) you merged a patch from me for ne_acl.c and
>> ne_acl.h but they do not appear in the latest tarball on
>>! And the really strange thing is that they do appear in
>> the svn repository?!
> Yeah, because it breaks backwards-compatibility with the old
> ne_acl_set() interface, I've reverted it on the 0.28.x brnch (and
> 0.27.x too, IIRC).
> I'm not seeing any other good reason to break API/ABI for 0.29, so was
> thinking we could just introduce the new API under a different name,
> maybe ne_acl3744_set() - and keep the existing (old) code intact to
> preserve backwards compat.  What do you think?
> Regards, Joe

Okey, so you are trying to stabilize the whole API/ABI from now on?
That could be a very good thing indeed since the previous breakage
probably was why neon was so "held back" on most distributions.

So yes, ne_acl3744_set() looks like a good compromise!

/Henrik Holst
Witsbits AB

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