On 11/16/06, Christ Schlacta firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
how stable are the interfaces in libalpm? I'm contemplating writing a GTK based pacman replacement using libalpm, but only if the interfaces in it are stable enough that I won't be constantly playing catchup.
Well... I think alot more needs to be moved from pacman -> libalpm. I have a "proposed" interface writeup, that I'd like to evaluate, but now is not really the time.
I think the libalpm interfaces are a bit more complex then they need to be, and will at least be changing some of the way options and things work in the near future (I don't like the lack of type safety in the _get/_set functions).
So as for stability... I'd say start on it, and if my changes become an issue with your development, I can always deprecate the "old" way and keep the interfaces in there for a time.