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ABI Navigator — a project to search for binary symbols
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Andrey Ponomarenko via arch-general
2017-02-24 02:55:33 UTC
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Hello,

I'd like to present a new project called "ABI Navigator" to search for binary symbols (functions, methods, global data, etc.) in open-source libraries: https://abi-laboratory.pro/index.php?view=navigator

The project allows to find out in which versions of libraries some symbol is defined, added, removed or changed. The data is reused from the ABI Tracker project (238 libraries and 0.9 million symbols currently): https://abi-laboratory.pro/tracker/

Example for symbol gst_stream_new from libgstreamer.so (GStreamer): https://abi-laboratory.pro/index.php?view=navigator&symbol=gst_stream_new

The project aims to help Linux developers and maintainers to resolve issues with missed symbols and navigate through the reports in the ABI Tracker.

Have you ever encountered the "undefined reference" error or want to know whether the symbol is _stable_ enough to import by your code? Try to find it in the ABI Navigator!

Enjoy!
Bartłomiej Piotrowski
2017-02-25 20:46:10 UTC
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Post by Andrey Ponomarenko via arch-general
Hello,
I'd like to present a new project called "ABI Navigator" to search for binary symbols (functions, methods, global data, etc.) in open-source libraries: https://abi-laboratory.pro/index.php?view=navigator
The project allows to find out in which versions of libraries some symbol is defined, added, removed or changed. The data is reused from the ABI Tracker project (238 libraries and 0.9 million symbols currently): https://abi-laboratory.pro/tracker/
Example for symbol gst_stream_new from libgstreamer.so (GStreamer): https://abi-laboratory.pro/index.php?view=navigator&symbol=gst_stream_new
The project aims to help Linux developers and maintainers to resolve issues with missed symbols and navigate through the reports in the ABI Tracker.
Have you ever encountered the "undefined reference" error or want to know whether the symbol is _stable_ enough to import by your code? Try to find it in the ABI Navigator!
Enjoy!
Andrey,

I used your tracker many times while dealing with FFMpeg ABI/API
changes, but never dropped by to say thanks. Thanks!

Bartłomiej

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