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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 18:27:55 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: ask for delivering cygwin 1.1.8 with kde 1.1.2
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In-Reply-To: <3B27D887.4C61B86B@yahoo.com>; from earnie_boyd@yahoo.com on Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 05:17:59PM -0400

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 05:17:59PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 01:30:27PM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>
>>>>The check_for_executable global is actually not used in 1.3.2.  This
>>>>was a 1.3.1 thing.  It should eventually disappear.  There is no need
>>>>for a patch.
>>>
>>>!@%!@#$
>>>
>>>So you're saying I need to produce an updated version of ncurses that
>>>is compiled under 1.3.2 (so that it won't look for
>>>check_for_executable), right?
>>
>>Binaries built with 1.3.1 will continue to work with 1.3.2 and beyond.
>>I haven't given up on the backwards compatibility committment.
>
>Is that executable binary compatibility as well as object binary
>compatibility?  Won't object libraries need to be rebuilt with the new
>version of the library?

Nothing needs to be recompiled.  The user should never notice the
change.

The only time this is an issue is if you are trying to use a 1.3.1
executable, object, or DLL with a < 1.3.1 cygwin1.dll or libcygwin.a.

cgf

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