Re: XForms: changes between 0.88 and 0.89

From: John Levon (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 09:42:35 EST

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from John Levon <> :

    On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Michal Szymanski wrote:

    > # To subscribers of the xforms list from Michal Szymanski <> :
    > Hi Xformers,
    > It's rather a kind of joke, to entertain you a bit.
    > CHANGES file coming with 0.89 says it is source-compatible with 0.88.
    > Well, it is not. My application happens to use "logical" contants
    > TRUE and FALSE, which were defined in 0.88 <forms.h> but not
    > in 0.89.

    I would guess this is a pretty minor source incompatibility :))

    > BTW, the shared library coming with XForms is always built in such
    > a strange way, that the executables linked with it have full version
    > number hard-coded. Namely, e.g. So after upgrading,
    > even when the next version is binary compatible, it does not work.
    > This is unusual, as most of other shared libs get into executables
    > only with major number, so the upgrades in minor number version
    > work fine without recompiling or making fake older library.
    > Couldn't it be so with XForms?

    Did you actually run ldconfig ? At least on my machine it will create the
    expected symbolic links


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