[FriBidi] Version 0.19.2 should be considered as new both API and ABI
artyomtnk at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 10 03:33:09 PDT 2010
I've tried to convert by project BiDiTeX (http://biditex.sourceforge.net/)
to newer version of fribidi, I had issues with missing to_cp1255 from_cp1255
but I moved to correct public functions.
However I discovered much bigger ABI/API compatibility issue:
fribidi_log2vis_get_embedding_levels ( /* input */
const FriBidiCharType *bidi_types, /* input list of bidi types as returned
const FriBidiStrIndex len, /* input string length of the paragraph */
FriBidiParType *pbase_dir, /* requested and resolved paragraph
* base direction */
FriBidiLevel *embedding_levels /* output list of embedding levels */
Now, 1st receives TEXT as input and outputs the levels, also it reveives
number and not a enum.
The second receives the categories of characters rather then characters
base direct is quite different, same for return type.
Actually my program BiDiTeX is totally broken with 0.19.2 and can't be used at
I think that both API and ABI versions should be updated as keeping same ABI/API
is just wrong.
Now, users complain that in upstream Ubuntu that comes with new fribidi they
the biditex, on the other hand they can't install older fribidi because it
conflicts with the new one
(as they have same so-version and can't be installed separately)
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