Re: Library sonames and unstable libraries
On (10/01/07 12:43), Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> I'm guessing that people who name libraries like libfoo-1.2.3.so often
> tend to (lazily) use the software version number as the release number,
> so they don't need to keep track of (or try to prevent) ABI
> incompatibilities. Hence the soname changes with every new version. I
> can see why this behavior would be discouraged :-)
Just adding another reference to the thread.
The whole versioning section of the libtool manual is quite useful
reading on this subject.
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