libXfixes versioning is screwed

Keith Packard keithp at
Tue Apr 11 10:48:02 PDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 13:20 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> For some reason the libXfixes package version number is tracking the protocol 
> number.  This is slightly wrong, because the Fixes protocol has no 
> major/minor distinction, just a major.
> So I'm probably going to release libXfixes 4.0 anyway, but it'll install a 
> binary with an soversion of 3.1, since it's just API additions relative to 
> 3.0.  Several other libs do this already, including libX11, so this isn't 
> really news, but I wanted to give a heads up.

THat's fine -- .so versions needn't match package versions.

keith.packard at
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