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[dpdk-dev,v2,4/4] docs: Add ABI documentation

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Neil Horman Dec. 22, 2014, 8:24 p.m. UTC
Adding a document describing rudimentary ABI policy and adding notice space for
any deprecation announcements

Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
CC: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
CC: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
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 doc/abi.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 doc/abi.txt

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Iremonger, Bernard Dec. 23, 2014, 9:48 a.m. UTC | #1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Neil Horman
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 8:24 PM
> To: dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/4] docs: Add ABI documentation
> 
> Adding a document describing rudimentary ABI policy and adding notice space for any deprecation
> announcements
> 
> Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
> CC: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
> CC: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> ---
>  doc/abi.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 doc/abi.txt
> 
> diff --git a/doc/abi.txt b/doc/abi.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..b6dcc7d
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/doc/abi.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> +ABI policy:
> +	ABI versions are set at the time of major release labeling, and ABI
> +may change multiple times between the last labeling and the HEAD label
> +of the git tree without warning
> +
> +	ABI versions, once released are available until such time as their
> +deprecation has been noted here for at least one major release cycle,
> +after it has been tagged.  E.g. the ABI for DPDK 1.8 is shipped, and
> +then the decision to remove it is made during the development of DPDK
> +1.9.  The decision will be recorded here, shipped with the DPDK 1.9
> +release, and actually removed when DPDK
> +1.10 ships.
> +
> +	ABI versions may be deprecated in whole, or in part as needed by a
> +given update.
> +
> +Deprecation Notices:
> +
> --
> 1.9.3

Should this document be added to the guides documentation (for example doc/guides/prog_guide)?

Regards,

Bernard.
Neil Horman Dec. 23, 2014, 1:01 p.m. UTC | #2
On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:48:43AM +0000, Iremonger, Bernard wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Neil Horman
> > Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 8:24 PM
> > To: dev@dpdk.org
> > Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/4] docs: Add ABI documentation
> > 
> > Adding a document describing rudimentary ABI policy and adding notice space for any deprecation
> > announcements
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
> > CC: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
> > CC: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> > ---
> >  doc/abi.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
> >  create mode 100644 doc/abi.txt
> > 
> > diff --git a/doc/abi.txt b/doc/abi.txt
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..b6dcc7d
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/doc/abi.txt
> > @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> > +ABI policy:
> > +	ABI versions are set at the time of major release labeling, and ABI
> > +may change multiple times between the last labeling and the HEAD label
> > +of the git tree without warning
> > +
> > +	ABI versions, once released are available until such time as their
> > +deprecation has been noted here for at least one major release cycle,
> > +after it has been tagged.  E.g. the ABI for DPDK 1.8 is shipped, and
> > +then the decision to remove it is made during the development of DPDK
> > +1.9.  The decision will be recorded here, shipped with the DPDK 1.9
> > +release, and actually removed when DPDK
> > +1.10 ships.
> > +
> > +	ABI versions may be deprecated in whole, or in part as needed by a
> > +given update.
> > +
> > +Deprecation Notices:
> > +
> > --
> > 1.9.3
> 
> Should this document be added to the guides documentation (for example doc/guides/prog_guide)?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bernard.
> 
> 
I don't think so, since this document is meant to be used not only by end users,
but by other programmers while working on the dpdk.  

Neil
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diff --git a/doc/abi.txt b/doc/abi.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b6dcc7d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/abi.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ 
+ABI policy:
+	ABI versions are set at the time of major release labeling, and ABI may
+change multiple times between the last labeling and the HEAD label of the git
+tree without warning
+
+	ABI versions, once released are available until such time as their
+deprecation has been noted here for at least one major release cycle, after it
+has been tagged.  E.g. the ABI for DPDK 1.8 is shipped, and then the decision to
+remove it is made during the development of DPDK 1.9.  The decision will be
+recorded here, shipped with the DPDK 1.9 release, and actually removed when DPDK
+1.10 ships.
+
+	ABI versions may be deprecated in whole, or in part as needed by a given
+update.
+
+Deprecation Notices:
+