Fwd: [vicky at isc.org: Planning to stop exporting BIND libraries]

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Thu Mar 29 20:39:39 UTC 2018

Forwarding here to expose it to a larger, possibly-interested audience.

----- Forwarded message from Victoria Risk <vicky at isc.org> -----

> From: Victoria Risk <vicky at isc.org>
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:30:26 +0000
> To: bind-announce at lists.isc.org
> Subject: Planning to stop exporting BIND libraries
> BIND currently exports number of libraries, including libisc, libisccfg, libirs, libisccc, libdns and libbind9.
> We don???t know of any external projects that use these libraries.  Keeping the ABI and API stable is big burden, and we are exploring the possibility of merging all the libraries into a tightly-coupled private library that wouldn't be used outside of BIND (and tools). This change would effectively make those libraries private.  
> BIND 9.14 in 2019 would be the first release that would drop the libraries.
> The BIND 9.11 ESV would keep those libraries until 2022, so any external users would have enough time to migrate to other DNS libraries.
> Known external users of libisc and friends:
> - ISC DHCP (will continue using BIND 9.11 libraries)
> - dnsperf (either use BIND 9.11 libraries, or offer ISC project)
> Please let us know if you see a significant problem with this plan, including which library you are using and how you are using it.
> Thank you
> Vicky
> -------------
> Victoria Risk
> Product Manager
> Internet Systems Consortium
> vicky at isc.org

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