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Re: library version bump

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:25:55 -0700

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 04:50:40PM -0400, Joe Nardone wrote:
> Additions to the API should not require a SONAME bump. Only if you're
> changing or removing an existing API.

That's what I say, too, but the libtool documentation says

        If any interfaces have been added, removed or changed since the last
        update, increment CURRENT...

where CURRENT is what libtool uses to create the SONAME. Sure, that's
safer, but very inconvenient in real life.

>>> Dan

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