Re: Release goal: Getting rid of unneeded *.la / emptying dependency_libs
Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 02:08:40AM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>> But this will cause trouble anyway. Imagine this case: glib changes
>> SONAME, both app and library depend on glib. app is recompiled, gtk isn't
>> yet.So then app NEEDED libglib-2.0.so.1, gtk NEEDED libglib-2.0.so.0.
>> Kaboom! The only real solution is to make gtk's SONAME dependent on
>> glib's, eg libgtk- x11-2.0.so.0-glib-1 (a la boost upstream with gcc
I think I should have added that the app does not have to link directly with
> That's what symbol versioning is for.
gpointer GSEAL (segment);
You lost anyway. If GObject or gpointer changes, symbol versioning doesn't
save you because _GtkTextChildAnchor is a public type (granted, GObject or
gpointer aren't likely to change incompatibly, but I'm sure you can find
other examples where changes are more likely).