[patch] don't break ABI in upcoming 0.34 release

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Tue Jun 14 19:00:59 PDT 2005


Even though we break the protocol somewhere after 0.33 we don't actually
change the libdbus interface so bumping the soname is not necessary.
Packagers should be advised to not restart the system message bus in
e.g. %post though (but this already breaks a lot of stuff). I've tested
HEAD with this patch and at least HAL and NetworkManager is still as
happy as with 0.33. Without the patch recompiles are required. Hence the

The commit message referenced in the patch is this one

>         * configure.in (LT_*): add notes on how the libtool versioning
>         works to save thinking. Increment soname to indicate protocol
>         breakage (though really the library interface hasn't changed I
>         guess)

If we don't commit this we ought to call the next release 0.40. Yes,
this will probably break it for some jhbuild users building GNOME HEAD
but I'd rather do that than having to have a third branch of D-BUS
(meaning we would have 0.23.x, 0.33.x and HEAD).

OK to commit?


Index: ChangeLog
RCS file: /cvs/dbus/dbus/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.790
diff -u -p -r1.790 ChangeLog
--- ChangeLog   14 Jun 2005 15:55:10 -0000      1.790
+++ ChangeLog   15 Jun 2005 01:52:27 -0000
@@ -1,3 +1,10 @@
+2005-06-14  David Zeuthen  <davidz at redhat.com>
+       * configure.in (LT_CURRENT): Revert back to 1 as the library
+       hasn't changed and we've certainly not committed to protocol
+       stability yet.  All this does is to break ABI. See commit note
+       from hp at redhat.com 2005-05-05 for details.
 2005-06-14  Colin Walters  <walters at verbum.org>

        * glib/dbus-binding-tool-glib.c:
Index: configure.in
RCS file: /cvs/dbus/dbus/configure.in,v
retrieving revision 1.116
diff -u -p -r1.116 configure.in
--- configure.in        18 May 2005 15:44:50 -0000      1.116
+++ configure.in        15 Jun 2005 01:52:28 -0000
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ AM_MAINTAINER_MODE

 ## increment if the interface has additions, changes, removals.

 ## increment any time the source changes; set to
 ##  0 if you increment CURRENT

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