On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 15:26:53 (EDT), Christophe Mutricy wrote:

>> % apt-cache rdepends libvlc2
>> libvlc2
>> Reverse Depends:
>>   vlc-nox
>>   mozilla-plugin-vlc
>>   libvlc-dev
>> % apt-cache showsrc vlc-nox libvlc-dev mozilla-plugin-vlc| \
>>     grep Package: | uniq
>> Package: vlc
>> So the ABI issue is a non-issue, since nobody uses libvlc outside of vlc
>> itself.
> It's no longer true if we consider experimental which has
> phonon-backend-vlc
> But upstream is very strict on not breacking ABI between minor release

For stable releases, 
a) this is not yet a problem
b) this still requires at least some kind of QA. Like in providing the
package in some staging repository or something so that we are really
confident that the new package actually works in a stable releases.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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