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Re: Library version in name vs. so version

Chris Cheney <ccheney@cheney.cx> writes:

> On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 04:15:34PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> -snip-
>> 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
>> transition.
> 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...
> Chris

Of cause it will need some common sense and cooperation from upstream.


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