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Re: Static linking: pkgconfig vs libtool

]] Simon McVittie 

| On Sat, 20 Nov 2010 at 21:58:56 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
| > | Upstreams are only meant to change the .pc filename when they make an
| > | incompatible change to the API
| > 
| > This seems to be the trend, but there's nothing in pkg-config's policies
| > or best practices guide that specifies this.  I'm a bit undecided on it,
| > since «changing API» can be changing the name of an element of an
| > obscure struct or changing the whole API around.  One of them should
| > cause an API bump, one should not, or at least so I think.
| OK, let me rephrase what I meant in RFC terms: when the API changes
| incompatibly, upstreams MAY change the .pc filename; when the API remains
| compatible, upstreams SHOULD NOT change the .pc filename. Does that sound
| fair? :-)

Yes, sounds fair to me as best practice.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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