[LV2] [LAD] LV2 specification packaging

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Tue Mar 27 20:16:07 PDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 09:49 +0200, Brendan Jones wrote:
> On 03/27/2012 02:54 AM, David Robillard wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 22:15 +0000, Chris Goddard wrote:
> >> I like the idea of an overall version number, so, LV2 V2.1 is released
> >> which contains foo v0.7, ba v1.1, thing v0.4.
> >>
> >> Over time foo is updated to v0.8, LV2 V2.2 gets released.
> >
> > Done.  With respect to pkg-config, the "lv2core" package will remain,
> > for compatibility.  Otherwise, there is just an "lv2" package.
> > Configure scripts can just check whatever version of that.
> >
> > Generally, APIs should have meaningful version numbers, but I can't come
> > up with a scheme for this.  People seem to not like the date thing,
> > though, so "lv2" currently has the completely arbitrary version "0.1.0".
> > I guess I will just increment whichever digit I arbitrarily feel like
> > incrementing that day...
> >
> > Developers currently following the bleeding edge should dump all their
> > extension specific pkg-config checks and simply check for 'lv2'.  The
> > price of this change is minimal sympathy for stagnant crap: the
> > benevolent dictator model will indeed keep things more agile and
> > unified, but only if you keep up.
> That's great Dave - I think this is a 'good thing'. Distributions can be 
> a pain in the arse for developers but they are also good at ensuring 
> derivative projects keep up to date with the libraries that they build 
> against. I think this can only help adoption of LV2. When can we expect 
> are released tarball of the spec?

Soon.  Lots of polish work going on right now.

It will essentially be the same as the entire SVN respository, and can
be built with ./waf dist from there.


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