libpurple.x.y.z file name: x always == 0?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Dec 6 19:10:48 EST 2007

Evan Schoenberg spake unto us the following wisdom:
> When libpurple is built, the dylib's filename always comes out in the  
> form libpurple.x.y.z, where x is 0.  For example, building from  
> im.pidgin.pidgin right now, I get
> I've seen this on multiple OS X machines but don't have other  
> platforms on which to test.  Is this problem specific to my build  
> enviornment, or is something awry?

Nothing is wrong at all, this is expected behavior.  Logical library
versions are not the same thing as soname versions.  Don't worry about
it.  :-)

(Basically, this is release 0 of the libpurple interface.)


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