improving vlc-devel

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Mon Feb 26 16:57:33 UTC 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007 11:13, Michael Johnson wrote:
= That's not the reason we use LibName.LibVersion in VLC. VLC and many other
= programs hard link to LibName.LibVersion, we keep the LibVersion in there so
= it reduces the amount of bug reports we get.
= Here is an example if changes to (I chose x264
= since we patch it to control the LibVersion number to reduce the number of
= rebuilds on VLC and mplayer)


= I'm open to a patch that makes VLC link to instead of

Michael, you are not even wrong... FreeBSD's run-time linker's behaviour and 
port's dependencies are different domains and have little to do with each 

If you don't have an actual example of breakage from the changes I propose, 
please, just take my word for it...


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