Re: glib-1.3

"Shawn T . Amundson" <> writes:
> Here is the URL, where you can find GLib 1.3.0:
> Note 1.2 may have bug fixes this release doesn't have.  This release
> isn't 'newer' than 1.2.
> I'm including part of the README file below.  This is also the 
> text that gets spit out at the end of configure now.  Binary package 
> maintainers should take special note not to package glib-config and 
> headers of GLib 1.3.  *please* 
> *** IMPORTANT *** 
> This is a development version of GLib.  You should be using a stable
> version, which is available at  This
> version is meant for developers of GLib only:
>  * You should not base stable software on this version of GLib.
>  * GNOME developers should use a stable version of GLib.
> Distributions should *NOT* ship a development package of this GLib.
> Do not ship the headers and do not ship the glib-config script.  These
> things will conflict with the stable 1.2 series.  Package only enough
> to satisfy the requirements of some other package.  Package only the
> library itself.  Doing otherwise will do no favors to the community.

I agree completely.  Another file that should be excluded is the link
`'.  So, the library package should probably contain only*.  I don't think there is anything else in GLIB that
needs to be installed.  In fact, instead of listing files to exclude,
just say that the package should contain only*.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------
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"Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing."   -- Roy L Ash

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