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Re: version and release number

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: version and release number
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:48:22 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Lorenzo Bettini wrote on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 09:30:43PM CEST:
> Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> The -release option specifies part of the base naming for your library  
>> so that it becomes part of the base library name.  For example,  
>> and  To the operating system these  
>> libraries are completely different and might have well been named  
>> and  The libraries might otherwise be entirely the 
>> same and could be "binary compatible" but the operating system won't  
>> know it.  Very few packages use the -release option.
> OK, so they would be different because they'd have a different name;


> but  
> if I used the same release number (e.g., only the major number for  
> example 1, instead of 1.1) they'd still be compatible, wouldn't they?

If their -version-info is also compatible, yes.

>  I  
> mean "not binary compatible" in the documentation refers only to  
> different names

This sentence seems to be confused.

> so would you suggest to use only version info and no release info, am I  
> right?

Yes, definitely.


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