The names of the packages (Re: ANNOUNCE: libxml-2.0.0 is released)

Daniel Veillard <> writes:

Thanks for the new release!

|    Since this version is not backward compatible, the module is called
|   libxml2 and a typical installation may have libxml libxml2 and
|   libxml2-devel installed together.

I'm always wondering what will fit best.  Wouldn't it be better to
number the "old" version?

    libxml and libxml-devel (= version 2)

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