Pidgin Refresh

David Woolley forums at
Sat Oct 27 14:54:31 EDT 2012

Brian Morrison wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:44:54 +0100
> David Woolley <forums at> wrote:
>> Unless a library offers a fundamental advantage, one 
>> should stick with the tried and trusted ones.
> Except that your distro has probably updated to new versions because
> they keep track of the latest upstream.

The better ones keep the older variants, although they may cease to be 
part of the default installation.

Note, we are talking about non-backward compatible steps, which 
generally have different .so names, not maintenance versions.

David Woolley
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