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Re: Bundling

On 2021-09-26 12:16 +0200, Alec Leamas wrote:

> > See https://wiki.debian.org/PkgKde/DhSymbolsFile
> After some tries in this area I have leaned to Russ Allberry's post
> https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/journal/2012-02/001.html. Is this outdated?

That KDE tool does help a lot but for large C++ packages symbols files
are so large as to be of limited usefulness IMHO. If you are upstream
too and actually know which symbols should be coming and going then
they can have some utility as a check, but if you are just a packager
struggling to keep up and all you ever do is generate a new one (as
opposed to checking to see if the changes make sense) then I can't see
the point.

Having a much simpler shlibs file is more maintainable, and may be
sufficient to track basic ABI/APi compatibility.

> Is there  a route where we keep things in experimental (bundled or not) and
> let it stay there until wxWidgets 3.2 is out?

Yes. This is what I'd do for the time being. That way you are not
committed to this path where you might end up maintaining (or not
maintaining, just hoping for the best on!) an unstable wxwidgets
version for several years.

Principal hats:  Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM

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