[Xcb] [ANNOUNCE] xcb-util 0.3.8

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Thu May 26 10:29:05 PDT 2011

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 18:24:12 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> On May 24, 2011, at 17:39, Jamey Sharp wrote:
> > Hi Jeremy! I don't know what happened with that release, but I wanted to
> > point out that all of these libraries *are* browsable at
> > cgit.freedesktop.org: Search for "xcb/util".
> Ah, thanks.  I was searching for xcb-util and missed it.  Apologies.
> > From a glance at xcb/util/src/Makefile, it looks like xcb-atom, -aux,
> > and -event really are now merged as libxcb-util.
> > 
> > If that merge is a packaging problem, we should certainly discuss
> > whether it should be reverted or done differently somehow. It seems
> > sensible to me, though.
> The merge isn't providing an unsolvable problem.  I'm able to get around that part with some symlinking to ensure that binaries linked against the old version find the new version.
> The issue comes from the removal of API.  Applications that use the old API will no longer build after this change.  
Well yeah, that's why the SONAME changed.  Symlinks aren't the answer to
that, rebuilding users against the new version is.


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