The following commit has been merged in the 1.9 branch:
Author: Francesco Paolo Lovergine <fran...@debian.org>
Date: Tue Feb 21 15:13:48 2012 +0100
Updated the debian NEWS file
diff --git a/debian/NEWS b/debian/NEWS
index 6ed6fcf..0be220a 100644
@@ -4,8 +4,10 @@ gdal (1.8.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
interface which has to be considered the only officially supported.
The library still exports C++ symbols but the Debian package has introduced
symbol files and symbol versioning in order to track changes and possibly
- introduce ad hoc patches whenever required in order to minimize the number
- of manual rebuilds of reverse dependencies.
+ introduce ad hoc patches whenever requiredi, in order to minimize the number
+ of manual rebuilds of reverse dependencies. The good side effect of
+ versioning script is that all symbols exported by the library which are
+ not part of the GDAL/OGR API set are now definitively hidden.
The use of symbol versioning could possibly introduce breakages against
third parties binaries not built against the Debian version. Be warned.
GDAL/OGR library and tools
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