libspiro soname bump

Pierre-Yves Chibon pingou at pingoured.fr
Tue Feb 3 06:41:29 UTC 2015


On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 05:33:40AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Just a heads up that I am building a libspiro update in rawhide (only)
> > that has a soname bump in it. The only thing in Fedora that uses
> > libspiro is fontforge and I intend to rebuild that against it as well.
> 
> Is it really worth announcing the soname bump in such a case? A library only 
> used by one application can effectively be treated as private, especially if 
> you're taking care of the rebuild.
> 
> (I'm pointing this out because this isn't the first soname bump of this kind 
> being announced.)

While you make a point, I prefer to see announce for every soname bump
(including those with very little dependency) than taking the risk of missing
one (which of course would be an important one).

My 2cts,
Pierre


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