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Re: libpng clarification

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 09:03:53PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 02:02:22AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Q: Why don't we just say goodbye to binary-compatibility with other
> > distros on those few corner cases ?
> > A: I'm not against that, but some people in the project seem to be.
> > Anyway, this is certainly not a move we can make without thinking.

> As far as I could tell the last time I looked at RedHat they have
> already switched to using libpng12 for most things. For example imlib,
> I haven't looked at their gnome but with imlib using libpng12 it would
> seem it would have to be using libpng12 as well. So unless I am mistaken
> we are only maintaining binary-compatibility with old versions of Debian
> not other distributions (or at least not RedHat).

Wrong.  It was Red Hat who *instigated* the change in library names
upstream to allow the devel packages to be installed simultaneously,
because they have no intention of trying to recompile GNOME 1 against a
different libpng.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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