On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 13:40:14 -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Thomas Dickey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
.... from the upstream POV, this would be another ABI transition.
If there's no patch, there's nothing to discuss, then.
Going forward, though, can you avoid potential issues like this
by maintaining better ABI compatibility between versions?
i.e. when you add a libncurses.so.7, can you make it so
that all apps that linked against libncurses.so.6 still continue
to work without recompilation?
This doesn't make any sense. If all apps linked against the previous
version continued to work without recompilation, it wouldn't be an
incompatible ABI change, and so wouldn't require a SONAME bump.