[Pkg-e-devel] Comments regarding ecore_0.9.9.050+svn20081201-1_i386.changes

Albin Tonnerre albin.tonnerre at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 20:27:57 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 07:45:36PM +0000, Frank Lichtenheld wrote :
> Are these -dev package names (e.g. libecore-
> really necessary? I mean I can se it for the lib package, but
> why the -dev package, too? Do you plan to have multiple
> versions of them in the archive simultaniously? Otherwise
> versioned build-depends are usually enough.

Future API (or ABI) breakages are expected (the same applies to evas, edje
and edbus), and upstream is not really fond of SONAME changes, so we
choose to rename the -dev packages to avoid breakages when that happens.
If you have any suggestion regarding how to handle this kind of situation more
gracefully, I'm interested, though.

Albin Tonnerre
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