Re: Binary Compatibility question

On Sun, 2003-12-07 at 13:57, 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?

I don't know what the Gnome project's policy is on this- I'd be
interested to hear it, if anyone knows definitively. For what it's
worth, it looks to me as if you are correct in practice. That does,
however, make it harder to write apps targeting Gnome.


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