DBUS release

Christian Hammond chipx86 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 15:57:39 PST 2005

I second that request. I'm about to perform a Galago release and would
love it if I could depend on a soname. I'm also going to attempt to
build an autopackage of dbus, and having sonames bumped would make
life easier there.


On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 23:26:59 +0000, Mike Hearn <mike at navi.cx> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:31:03 -0500, Joe Shaw wrote:
> > Do we need to bump the sonames though?  We're still pre-1.0 so API/ABI
> > breakage should be expected...
> Please do. A soname is a totally artificial construct, it doesn't matter
> if DBUS 1.0 ships with libdbus.so.11
> The key point is to fail cleanly - if apps are being accidentally linked
> against an incompatible version of DBUS then we want them to break in a
> predictable and easy to debug manner, not trashing their stack due to a
> struct size change and crashing yards away from the original problem.
> While people are running around with old DBUS installations it makes the
> most sense to do.
> thanks -mike
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