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Re: Request for policy clarification



On 06/15/2010 02:49 AM, David Juran wrote:
On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 15:48 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:

My case was somewhat fortunate: libtalloc 2.x had gone through an soname
bump.

Maybe this is  a bit  off-topic, but isn't an API change without an
accompanying bump in soname a bug
(http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/libtool.html#Libtool-versioning) ? As such it shouldn't happen and if it does, it should be treated as a bug and fixed.

A backwards-compatible change in API (e.g. adding a completely NEW function) does not warrant an soname bump. However, libtalloc 2 changed the arguments of a couple functions, and as a result the soname was bumped.

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