libXfont version inconsistency ?

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at
Wed Jul 26 03:10:52 PDT 2006

* Arkadiusz Miskiewicz <arekm at> schrieb:


> These versions are for different things (software version vs 
> shared library version) so no need for these to be equal.

Right, but it confuses people and I don't see any need for 
having different versionings.

> Think what will happen when someone does some code rework without 
> breaking ABI and will give version 2.0 to libXfont ... 

He simply shouldn't. What should legitimate such an huge version 
jump if the ABI is untouched ? On an major jump, people expect
something totally new, which is incompatible with the previous 
version (maybe even on source level).

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