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Re: library version bump

From: Joe Nardone <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 20:01:51 -0400

> I think in this case we should acknowledge what GNU says, but we
> should do what actually makes sense for the community. It does not
> make sense to bump the SONAME when the API is backwards compatible.

I love talking with myself.

I'm thinking I'm wrong here. Libtool is pretty strict about what they
mean by an interface change. If you say that the interface has
changed (add/remove/change API calls) then supposedly the current #
should get bumped. We should be able just increment the "age" value
(the third value) appropriately so that the linker correctly uses it
for "soname -1" (since it is backwards compatible).

Received on 2008-05-23