[Debian-hebrew-package] patch: fribidi 0.19 on debian

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Sat Mar 14 19:39:54 UTC 2009

On 03/14/2009 04:53 AM, kobi zamir wrote:
> Hello
> I've made a patch for fribidi 0.19, changing it's soname from fribidi
> to fribidi2.
> This way it can be installed on a debian machine without breaking
> software that use pre 0.19 fribidi.

Do you have any packages in mind that work with older fribidi but not 0.19? 
All I've heard so far is that people are happy that their applications start 
supporting Arabic as soon as they upgrade to fribidi 0.19.  Renaming the 
soname definitely negates all the effort.  I understand that 0.19 removes some 
older API, but I don't know any packages using those old API.  We simply 
pushed 0.19 in Fedora and no one complained.


> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20656
> Kobi

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