Upcoming GMime 3.0 changes

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue May 9 10:02:17 PDT 2017

On Tue 2017-05-09 10:37:30 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
> Just for the record, I have some patches in progress for porting to
> gmime-3.0. The main issue is the multiplicity of memory management
> models involved. I think the gmime 3.0 approach of using more stock glib
> memory management makes sense, but it will require a bit of work to make
> code that can compile against gmime-2.6 and gmime-3.0. I don't see us
> being able to drop support for gmime-2.6 for a few years, unfortunately.

out of curiosity, why do you think we won't be able to drop gmime-2.6
for a few years?  if it's due to the debian release cycle and wanting to
backport notmuch to stretch, i don't think i'd mind providing backports
of gmime 3.0 for that purpose.


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