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Re: [Xen-API] [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Encapsulate several OCaml types within xenctrl

On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 10:57 +0100, Dave Scott wrote:
> Hi,
> Rok wrote:
> > I have already spoken to Dave about this change. (Adding Dave and Jon
> > to To.)
> Ian wrote:
> > > Are you proposing this as a change for Xen 4.2? We are currently in
> > > feature freeze so an argument needs to be made for an exception. Are
> > the
> > > xen-api developers happy with this change for 4.2?
> > I see no reason not to include it immediately, since it is only a
> > namespace
> > and naming (albeit a backward incompatible) change, not also a semantic
> > change,
> > and therefore cannot introduce regressions when the client code is only
> > adapted
> > to use the new namespaces and names.
> I think the important thing is getting the change into xen-unstable, but
> I don't think it's necessary for 4.2.

We don't branch 4.2 until the rc's start -- so there is currently no
separate unstable and 4.2 at the moment. Anything which goes into
unstable is by definition in 4.2.

So really the question is whether we are happy to have this in 4.2 vs.
not committing it until after we branch.

> If the patch isn't in 4.2 but does get into xen-unstable then the master 
> branch
> of xen-api will be updated to match xen-unstable (via Rok's pull request) and
> we'll just have to add the inverse of Rok's patch into the patchqueue for the
> debian xapi packages which be rebased against 4.2 (I assume). That doesn't
> seem too bad.
> Cheers,
> Dave

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