Patchwork libobjc - start reorganization of headers/API

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Submitter Matthias Klose
Date Dec. 2, 2010, 11:33 p.m.
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Matthias Klose - Dec. 2, 2010, 11:33 p.m.
On 02.12.2010 21:43, Nicola Pero wrote:
>> I didn't check which of the original symbols are "private" or public, but some
>> symbols are missing, so maybe the soversion should of the library should be bumped?
> Yes, I think we should bump the soversion of libobjc; not only some symbols were
> removed, but a lot of others were added.  And this is one of the rare cases where
> adding symbols may have broken compatibility, because we added a new API compatible
> with the Apple one, but some Objective-C programs that use libobjc already had a subset
> of that API internally defined on top of the traditional GNU libobjc one.  To prevent
> conflicts and be on the safe side, these programs would need to be recompiled with their
> internal Apple objc runtime API compatibility layer disabled if the new libobjc is being
> used.
> If you want to produce a patch that bumps the soversion of libobjc, I'll pre-approve it.

I'm testing the following patch.  Will commit after a successful bootstrap and 
installation test.



2010-12-03  Matthias Klose  <> 

	* (VERSION): Bump the version to 3:0:0.
	* configure: Regenerate.

---	(revision 167398)
+++	(working copy)
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ 
 # We need the following definitions because AC_PROG_LIBTOOL relies on them
 # Version is pulled out to make it a bit easier to change using sed.
 # This works around the fact that libtool configuration may change LD