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Re: How to version libraries

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> writes:

    Michael> On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 09:37:47PM +0100, Julian Gilbey
    Michael> wrote:
    >> We're talking about cases where version libfoo 1.5 has the same
    >> soname as libfoo 1.4, but the shlibs for 1.5 specifies "libfoo1
    >> (>= 1.5-1)"; then if this version is in sid and packages build
    >> against it, they will not be allowed into testing because
    >> libfoo1 is frozen at version 1.4.

    Michael> Why would libfoo1 1.5 not be installable in testing? If
    Michael> it's not really compatible with programs that specified
    Michael> libfoo1 (>=1.4) it should have a different name, no?
    Michael> frozen != not installable.  We are talking about the
    Michael> situation after parts of the system have begun to freeze.

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