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Re: fun with libgal



On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 10:29:43AM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 04:32:47PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > 
> > > > > Then the library interface has changed.
> > > > > libgtkhtml20 should no longer be called libgtkhtml20.
> > > > The .so name is given by upstream - we can't simply change it only because
> > > > we recompile our libgtkhtml package with a more recent libgal.
> > >
> > > Then bash the upstream to change the soname.
> > 
> > There's no reason for upstream to change the soname when nothing within
> > the library changed...
> 
> If upstream won't change the soname and we choose not to for whatever
> reason, then obviously we have to maintain binary compatibility even if

Unstable has its name for a reason.  IMHO, We don't have to keep
binary compatibility for every lib that is ever introduced into
unstable.  We _should_ try to keep it in testing, and we _have_ to keep it in
stable.

-- 
Ryan Murray, Debian Developer (rmurray@cyberhqz.com, rmurray@debian.org)
The opinions expressed here are my own.

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