Re: Binary Compatibility question

On Sun, 2003-12-07 at 16:57, Jean Bréfort wrote:

> The problem is that you cannot have any warranty that an application
> built with the gnome-2.2 libs will work with the gnome-2.4 libs (I
> suppose it should not work). You have to recompile. Between two minor
> versions of the same major version, there is a source compatibility but
> not a binary compatibility, so something which can be built against
> gnome-2.0 or 2.2 will build against the later 2.x versions, but will
> work only after a recompilation. Am I wrong?

GNOME is very much supposed to retain binary compatibility, for *public*
modules.  If they didn't, commercial applications would never, ever,
ever touch the GNOME framework.

For what it's worth, you might be able to install the older linc
library, since it's a different major soversion.  If Mandrake doesn't
provide it, and it is somehow truly needed, that would be something to
talk to the Mandrake folks about, I'd imagine...

> Regards,
> Jean Bréfort
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