[pkg-boost-devel] Should we have two versions of Boost in the archive?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Mar 30 20:05:33 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 02:59:07PM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Boost is not guaranteeing ABI
> compatibility across releases, i.e. from 1.34 to 1.35.  So don't read
> this as "major.minor" in the traditional sense.  The SONAME has the
> complete version in the string; i.e. "1.34", "1.35".

> So with this in mind, let me ask my question slightly differently:

>     Is the API change dramatic enough to warrant keeping two versions
>     of Boost sources in the archive?

So what are the API changes?  ABI change != API change.  Are there
significant API changes that you know of that will break rebuilds of the
existing reverse-dependencies?

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