Re: [gst-devel] Why is gstreamer not an external dependency?

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 23:26 +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> On 22/05/07, Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas apestaart org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > > If you don't break the API in the next series, why would you make a
> > > change that requires every application to be updated to take advantage
> > > of the new release?  Doesn't that just make work for everyone?
> >
> > The applications don't need updating, the
> >
> > For some reason people *want* to see a GStreamer with the numbers 1 and
> > 0.  So they will want to use a gstreamer-1.0.pc file.
> Okay.  In that case, you could include a symlink from gstreamer-1.0.pc
> -> gstreamer-0.10.pc, and have all the old applications continue to
> build correctly and have a new version number in the pkg-config
> package name, right?
> It just seems crazy to break compatibility for something as small as this.

Sure, lots of stuff possible.  I don't *expect* them to be fully
compatible however, since I'm sure there will be API warts that get
cleaned up.


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