[Debichem-devel] openbabel 2.1

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Tue May 8 14:06:06 UTC 2007


On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 03:49:33PM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> What's the status for packaging openbabel 2.1? The last discussion was
> about the SONAME change and a few other upstream related questions. I
> need the version 2.1 for packaging the upcoming
> gnome-chemistry-utils/gchempaint 0.8 series (libgoffice 0.4, the other
> dependency, arrived in Experimental).

Hrm, ok.

There hasn't been much progress, it seems that binary compatibility has
indeed been broken, so we will have to bump the soname to 2 after all.

However, there is the issue with the format plugins which currently
reside in /usr/lib/openbabel, and as apparently the plugin-ABI has
changed between 2.0 and 2.1 as well, 2.0 plugins won't work with the 2.1
library and vice-versa, so some versioned directory is probably needed.

I brought this up on the openbabel list but haven't received a reply or
so far, I'll try again now.



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