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Re: RFC: SDL and X static extension libraries re-revisited

On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 04:01:02PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Branden Robinson wrote:
> >
> > But SDL already has to do this anyway.  If libXxf86dga's interface
> > changes, static or shared, it will probably break SDL.
> Huh?  Yes, sdl's *code* will have to be changed to match the new interfaces in
> the new .a x libs.  However, why would the soname need to change?  A change in
> code does not always mean a change in soname.

True, but doing so is the a worst case scenario.  If and when SDL and
the extension libraries change the way they talk to each other, the
package relationships can be updated as described in the parts of my
message you didn't quote.

G. Branden Robinson                |      The noble soul has reverence for
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      itself.
branden@debian.org                 |      -- Friedrich Nietzsche
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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