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Re: shared library -dev package naming proposal

[I am stopping the cross-posting to -release, as -release is no
discussion list]
On 2005-07-14 Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp> wrote:
> I'd like to propose, for new -dev packages, to 
> name -dev packages after their runtime library counterparts.
> If the library package is named lib$NAME, 
> call the -dev package lib$NAME-dev.

The obvious downside of this is that the name of dev-package will change
although the API did not necessarily change. This would increase 
workload for stuff like the current C++ transition and makes backporting
more difficult.
              cu andreas

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