I've made this release live on the main site.
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Kenton Varda <ken...@google.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The 2.2.0 release had a problem: I forgot to bump the binary interface
> version number, so the installed libprotobuf.so would overwrite the 2.1.0
> libprotobuf.so. This would break any binaries on your system that depended
> on the old version; you'd have to recompile them. Bumping the SONAME
> prevents this, and doing so is part of our release process, but somehow I
> missed it. Argh.
> The Debian maintainers asked me to do a minor release just to fix this
> problem, so I am releasing 2.2.0a. This release is irrelevant for anyone
> who has already installed 2.2.0, unless you are compiling programs which
> will be distributed in binary form and are dynamically-linked. (Unless you
> are a Linux distribution maintainer, I'd strongly recommend
> statically-linking any binaries which you intend to distribute to others in
> binary form to avoid problems like this.)
> I've placed the release candidate here:
> (.tar.bz2 only because there's no reason to care about this on non-unix
> I'll upload to the official site as soon as the Debian people have
> confirmed that it fixes the problem.
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