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

Lior Kaplan kaplan at debian.org
Sat Mar 14 20:32:49 UTC 2009

Version 0.19 isn't packaged in debian at all. I'm glade to hear about
the fedora experience, but I didn't want to do the change before Lenny,
nor did me or Baruch had the time for that.

I hope one of us could do that soon enough.

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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.
> behdad
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20656
>> Kobi
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