[gst-devel] versioning

David I. Lehn dlehn at vt.edu
Fri Sep 20 09:10:04 CEST 2002

* Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net> [20020920 10:59]:
> On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 13:57, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > we still release gstreamer with libgstreamer-(version).so.0.0.0 as the lib 
> > name.
> > 
> > Shouldn't we start by dropping that version number and doing proper 
> > library versioning about now ?
> > 
> > it's pretty important for packages and so on, since right now it forces a 
> > recompile of apps like gst-player, rhythmbox, gst-editor, ... when a new 
> > gstreamer version is out.
> didn't we agree that we'd start doing this from 0.5.0 on? As long as we
> don't have a stable API, versioning is pretty useless...

I've tried to argue that we should have been bumping the interface
-every- release so far.  And no one seemed to mind for the couple early
releases that I implemented it. ;)

I'm +1 for libtool-style interface/age versioning as soon as possible.


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