[Xcb] [ANNOUNCE] xcb-util 0.3.9

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Jun 5 01:09:03 PDT 2012

On Mon, Jun  4, 2012 at 16:24:10 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> I guess this is where the "OS X" paradigm and the GNU paradigm just
> break down.  Is there actually annotation done to specify that a
> specific function was added for a given minor version bump of a
> library?  Does the loader just require that the runtime version be >=
> the linktime version (that seems particularly dangerous to me)?  How
> is this actually enforced in practice?  My understanding was that the
> minor version was nothing more than extra bits as a guide to the user
> or packager and that there wasn't actually any "real" mechanism in
> place to deal with this properly (ie weak linking the new symbols).
It's usually enforced by package dependencies, not by ld.so itself.


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