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Re: Fwd: Version of _nc_write_object symbol

From: Miroslav Lichvar
Subject: Re: Fwd: Version of _nc_write_object symbol
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:32:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 01:01:01PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> | The 20150905 patchlevel introduced a new symbol _nc_write_object
> | tagged
> | with the version NCURSES_TIC_6.0.current.  I assume that's not the final
> | version, but is it same to assume that it won't change before a 6.1 
> prerelease?
> yes - I'm uncertain of the best way to evolve this, but in this case I did the
> same process as I did for the 5.9/6.0 development, by marking new symbols as
> "current", and when I got to the end of 5.9 changes, changing "current" to a
> specific patch-date.

Would it make sense to use the patch date right when the symbol is
introduced? In distributions that package patch snapshots of ncurses
the loss of the original symbol version would require rebuild of
client applications that use it. Or is that an intention?

Miroslav Lichvar

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