Debian package

Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at
Thu Feb 21 03:13:33 PST 2013

On Thu, 21 Feb 2013, Jef Driesen wrote:
> >
> > So we are calling v0.3 libdivecomputer1?
> How about using the libtool "-release 0.x" option? If I interpret the libtool
> documentation correctly, then the soname will become "".
> Thus each release will get a different soname. The distro package can be named
> similarly. The libtool documentation even says: "In general, you should only
> use -release for package-internal libraries or for ones whose interfaces
> change very frequently." So I think this applies to libdivecomputer.

That may work.  But don't take my word for it.  I'm just an amateur :)

> When we eventually arrive at v1.0, we can drop the -release option again and
> switch back to using the -version-info option. I realize the soname would
> again become, but I assume that by that time all the
> current v0.x releases are likely obsolete and unmaintained. If not, we can
> always start with instead.

So, let's see what we have:


and compare for example to:




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