: I just found out that, yes, they're different.
: Anyway, libtabe-db 0.2.4a will be incompatible with all previous
: versions, because I'm going to move the databases from /usr/share/tabe
: to /usr/lib/tabe. They belong in /usr/lib because they're architecture
Sorry that I joined this thread so late :-)) Here are some tips
of the current development of libtabe and xcin.
1. From libtabe-0.2.X, the API is supposed changed. So it will be
incompatible with the old series such as libtabe-0.1.X. The
development will go on. The API change may occure again in the
future. So, please keep this in mind :-)) Since now libtabe
use libtool for library creation, it is easy to figure out if
this version has any API changes. The naming convention of the
library name is
The 0.2.4 is the libtabe release number, such as libtabe-0.2.4.
The 0.2.0 is the API status number, which will change whenever
any API changes. Its change rule is according to the suggestion
of libtool. See:
info libtool, * Versioning::
2. Because of the API changes of libtabe, xcin surely will change
accordingly. During the development, we will release snapshot
tarballs like, libtabe-0.2.4, libtabe-0.2.5 .... xcin-2.5.3.pre1,
xcin-2.5.3.pre2 .... whenever the developments have reached a
stage, but note that the snapshot tarballs may have bugs. These
bugs are expected to be fixed very fast in the CVS:
So, if you want to keep the most updated/maybe bug free source
code, please get the source of BOTH xcin & libtabe from the CVS.
For the discussions about xcin bugs/developments, please refer
to the xcin mailing list:
3. libtabe now can be built on the top of libdb2 or libdb3. Please
choose one of them. The suggestion of the maintainer of libtabe,
Shawn, is that libdb3 is recommanded, because it is much stable
and reliable then libdb2.
Note that the database file from libdb2 and libdb3 are incompatible.
That is, tsi.db/yin.db built from libtabe/libdb2 cannot be used in
libtabe/libdb3, and vice versa.
Besides, I note that tsi.db/yin.db are archetecture dependent, as you
mentioned. I think it is better to move them into /usr/lib/tabe. I
will do that in these days and commit this into CVS. Thanks very much
to point out this :-))