Re: imlib and libpng
"Steve M. Robbins" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> About the new SONAME for imlib. It would be nice if we had
> cooperation across distributions about this. I've emailed upstream a
> few times over the the last month or two about picking a standard
> soname, but have heard nothing back. For their "rawhide", RedHat went
> ahead and linked in libpng3 *without* changing the SONAME. So I think
> we can kiss cross-distribution compatibility goodbye.
Note that we went to some care to maintain the ABI of gdk_imlib, by
forcing it to load libpng with private symbols.
For plain imlib, my basic sentiment is that it's barely maintained,
deprecated, not used by many things, and not a very good library...
its non-maintenance is why this problem exists, since the real
solution here is for upstream to release a parallel-installable new
version that uses libpng3.
Still the soname probably should be incremented. I can do that still,
rawhide is just a beta, it's not released.
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