Re: Fwd: ITP: glib2, gtk2, inti
* Christian Marillat
| MAS> Indeed, but for package naming purpose I guess calling
| MAS> them libglib2 and libgtk2 would work.
| I disagree. The API may change between 1.3.5 and 2.0
GTK has a very, very broken versioning. There is no connection
between the soname of a library and the version of it. Take a library
like slang. The package name is slang1, which means that the soname
has a major version number which is 1. The version number of the
package is 1.4.4-1 (in testing). This is the right way to do it - if
you make backwards-incompatible changes, bump the soname's version
number. Else, don't. Take another package - xlibs6g. It conforms to
version 6 of the Xlib specification, while the package's version
number is 4.0.3-3.
Please LART upstream heavily and give the packages a proper name. That
tradition has done it wrong is no reason to continue doing it the
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.