Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 40436: /trunk-1.6/ /trunk-1.6/debian
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:16:22 +0100
> >>> Why not mimic the Wireshark version? so instead of 1:6:0 use 1:6:4 for wireshark
> >>> 1.6.4? Would make it trivial to generate the library version number.
> >> 
> >> http://www.sourceware.org/autobook/autobook/autobook_91.html

Thanks for the pointer and the following explanations. Now that I feel I *may*
have understood the numbering, I have a new proposal/question:
As we strive to keep our libs downward compatible inside a stable release
(i.e. the newer libs should be usable with lower versions of plugins and
wireshark?) we may want to add -version as well? How about naming the libs
for Wireshark <major>.<minor>.<release> something like
-release <major>.<minor> -version-info <release>:0:<release>?

Ciao
    Jörg

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Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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