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

On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 02:21:45PM -0500, Joe Drew wrote:
> It's pretty obvious that the Correct way to do things is what you
> mentioned earlier:
> > 5) You can't just pick up and build shared versions of these libraries
> > unless someone is willing to keep track of their sonames and increment
> > the versioning when an incompatible change is made to the library.
> > Otherwise, you stand an excellent change of rendering your users'
> > programs useless with unresolved symbol errors when they try to run
> > them.
> Branden, why is X upstream so unwilling to do this? Are the .a libraries
> in question in _that_ much flux? (After all, look at some GNOME
> libraries: we're up to what, libgnomeprint15?)

For debian to go this alone would break binary compatibility with
other distributions. (We do have binary compatibility, don't we?)


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