gda-dev; new libgda version

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Dec 28 09:56:24 EST 2006

Mark Johnson <mrj001 at> writes:

> A new version of libgda has been released.  It is 2.99.2.  They have 
> bumped the ABI version to 3.0.  Consequently, libgda-2.0.pc is now 
> libgda-3.0.pc.  Therefore, after upgrading to libgda 2.99.2, the build 
> in gda-dev branch fails.

Was there even ever a libgda-2.0 stable release??

> Further feedback on gda-dev:
> configure did not fail when libgda-2.0.pc was not present.  The 
> should be updated to have an option to enable/disable this 
> backend (like the --enable-sql option for postgresql).  When the libgda 
> is not present and the option is enabled, the configure should fail 
> rather than the build.

I guess it depends if GDA is going to be optional or not.  We could
do something like what libofx does in terms of AC_MSG_WARN vs

> I've attached a trivial (stop-gap) patch to illustrate what I am 
> currently testing (i.e. simply to see if gnucash gda-dev builds with 
> libgda-3.0).  This is not what I am suggesting as the mod to 
>  I'll work on that later.
> So far gnucash gda-dev is still building, which is a good sign, but it 
> will be morning before I know if the build succeeded.

If it works with either, do we want to allow either?  Perhaps test for
-3.0 and if it's not there fall back to -2.0?  Definitely interested
in hearing your results.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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