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Re: development under 1.5.0 ?s

On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Brian Ford wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Brian Ford wrote:
> >
> > > Yeah, that's what I thought.  I was hopping we might have figured out an
> > > easy way to do this by now, though.  Oh, well.  I'll figure it out myself.
> > >
> > > One reason I ask is that I am the unofficial lesstif maintainer, and I
> > > need to figure out when it is safe to build the new lesstif libs.
> >
> > If you use no other DLLs, you can simply recompile the lesstif DLLs and
> > release them in a test package.  Otherwise, check the prototypes of the
> > functions your DLLs call to see if they contain any of the changed
> > datatypes (see Chris's reply), perhaps recursively in structs.  If not,
> > you can use them.
> >
> I just checked, and lesstif only depends on the Xlibs.  I haven't checked
> yet, and don't plan to (that's a huge job!), if any of the Xlib
> interfaces use any of the types that changed sizes, however.
> So, being the conscientious package maintainer that I am, do I go ahead and
> release a new test lesstif package before the Xlibs have been recompiled,
> or do I wait?
> lesstif should come out the same regardless.  But depending on
> the types used in the Xlib interfaces, my new lesstif test package may be
> broken until a new Xlib test package is installed and released.
> Do I have this right?

Well first things first, as I think Corinna mentioned, we need to release new
library packages. So yes, I guess lesstif applies.


Elfyn McBratney, EMCB

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