Re: Library version in name vs. so version
Chris Cheney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 04:15:34PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> libjasper-1 is probably a good compromise. Any change in the ABI and
>> soname will hopefully result in a libjasper-2.XXX upstream version
>> while different libjasper-1.XXX should be ompatible (I thope) and then
>> you can easily have libjasper-1 and libjasper-2 in debian for the
> Why would the upstream use that numbering scheme (without being asked)?
> Upstream has already conciously added the release version to the soname
> which indicates they aren't keeping the ABI stable between releases.
> This is also done in other libraries such as libusb. Now if you could
> convince upstream to use normal library versioning instead that would
> probably be a good thing...
Of cause it will need some common sense and cooperation from upstream.