Re: libpng versioning problems making RPMS incompatible across Linux's

At 10:29 PM 8/28/00 +0200, Tomas Ogren wrote:
>On 27 August, 2000 - Paul Sheer sent me these 2.5K bytes:
>> Hi there
>> is not compatible with
>> it seems.
>> If I use then my Gnome apps SEGFAULT. If I use
>> then my KDE apps segfault.
>> Shouldn't version numbering sort out this? Is it a problem
>> with libpng versioning?
>Screwup by the libpng maintainers. 1.0.7 introduced an additional item
>in a struct causing binary incompability. But I thought 1.0.8 fixed
>that.. hrm.

It was 1.0.6 that was binary incompatible, by mistake.  1.0.7 restored
compatibility with 1.0.3/1.0.5 and added a warning about incompatibility
with 1.0.6.  1.0.8 is compatible with 1.0.7.  People have misinterpreted
the warning to mean that 1.0.7 is the bad guy.


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