[Kde-events-de] Showing HEAD at LinuxTag....

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at kde.org
Sat Jul 5 14:56:38 BST 2003

On Saturday 05 July 2003 15:16, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> On Samstag, 5. Juli 2003 14:38, Tobias Koenig wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 01:33:02PM +0200, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> >
> > > Example: libvcard.so.* has been renamed to libvcards.so.* in
> > > kdelibs
> >
> > That's not right, I just installed libvcards additionally to
> > libvcard, so it's not BIC.
> Errrrr, ever heard of something like "packaging" ? and that you have
> to keep the compatibility in KDE 3.x ? That means that if you update
> your kdelibs packages on your machine you're effectively *replacing*
> libvcard.so with libvcards.so*, which means all apps that linked to
> libvcards.so won't run anymore. You have to provide a copy of the lib
> in order to keep compatibility. As that isn't usual nor necessary you
> need to keep the library name, thus the binary compatibility.
> Everything else means it's only going to work for people who use
> Linux from Scratch or something.

What are you talking about? libvcard is still built and installed. 
libvcards is another library which is installed in addition to 

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>

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