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Re: Libraries only provides .a, no .so - Bullet physics engine

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 02:13:50PM +0200, Ivan Vucica wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Wen-Yen Chuang <caleb@calno.com> wrote:
> > It is possible to provide .so, and it is proved to be working.
> > However, maintainers have to handle all the ABI changes and select
> > suitable so versioning. Upstream of Bullet does not support shared
> > libraries currently.
> >
> > Do we have to provide .so?
> > Or just provides .a, like what upstream suggests?
> I'd go for just .a, and just a -dev package. I don't feel that every
> single library has to be made into a .so (there's a library I
> developed, and I don't intend to .so-ify it at all).
The problem with .a only lib package is that it's not possible to know with
which release of the lib the binary had been built.



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