[GRASS5] status of libgrass, mapserver, gdal and >8bit rasters

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Mon Mar 15 04:54:34 EST 2004

On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Markus Neteler wrote:
> > I also think that we should release the GRASS libraries as stand-alone
> > package in future (probably with GRASS++ libs, let's jump into the license
> > discussion again...) to add more flexibility in GRASS packaging.
> If you are considering releasing shared libraries as a standalone
> package, we will have to start paying attention to version issues.
> Specifically, each library will require a version number in its
> soname, and that version number will need to increase whenever an
> incompatible change is made to the library.

As far as I can remember the code from Tcl that we copied into aclocal.m4
did have a facility for this but I didn't use it in 5.3 as to a certain
extent I was copying what Markus did for 5.7 to keep it simple.

The idea would be to use $(SHARED_LIB_SUFFIX) instead of $(SHLIB_SUFFIX)
but I'm sure it would be more complicated to implement than just changing
the variable name where it used in the Makefiles.

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