Re: Call to maintainers: GNOME 2.31 to ship GTK 2.90

Le mardi 15 juin 2010 à 07:20 -0400, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Josselin Mouette <joss debian org> wrote:
> > Le lundi 14 juin 2010 à 23:17 +0200, Andy Wingo a écrit :
> >> People can do what they like of course, and I recall back when GStreamer
> >> used to compile against GTK+ 1.2 or the GObject in 2.0. But from a bug
> >> management perspective, having to always ask what GTK+ a user has
> >> compiled against is complicated, and they might not always know if the
> >> dependency tree is deep -- and in just such a case, a maintainer will
> >> sometimes find that the user inadvertantly linked against 2.x /and/ 3.x
> >> (due to transitive dependencies).
> >
> > Which will seriously break unless people are willing to add versioned
> > symbols to GTK+.
> You can keep repeating that over and over. That does not make true.
> Symbol versions will not differentiate types, signals, etc over abi
> boundaries.

This is completely irrelevant, since the pieces built against one
version will use the appropriate types, signals, etc. with the functions
of the GTK+ version they are built against.

Do you really think GTK+ is the first library with which we encounter
such an issue?

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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