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Re: OpenAL Soft to become the Default OpenAL Library

On Sunday 18 May 2008 1:58:54 am Simon Ruggier wrote:
> On 5/17/08, Andres Mejia <mcitadel@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It's a direct upgrade/replacement to upstream si. Programs using the old
> >  library *should* work with the new library without the need to make any
> >  changes. As far as I know, the mp3/vorbis loki extensions are taken out,
> >  although they were considered deprecated in the old library.
> >
> >  I've done my own tests.
> >  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/2008/04/msg00189.html
> Those tests show that the API is compatible, not the ABI.  To
> investigate the ABI, you would have to test the applications _without_
> rebuilding them.  The thorough way to figure out if there is ABI
> compatibility would be to compare the headers between the two
> libraries for ABI-incompatible changes.

openal-soft would change the soname to libopenal.1 instead of libopenal.0. Is 
testing for ABI-incompatibilities still necessary in such a case?


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