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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: libopen-rte --> libompi-rte
From: Ralf Wildenhues (Ralf.Wildenhues_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-06 14:42:57


Hello,

* Jeff Squyres wrote on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 07:49:23PM CET:
> On Nov 6, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Brian W. Barrett wrote:
>
>>> WHY: ORTE is really quite specific to OMPI. We decided long ago
>>> that ORTE would not split off from OMPI, and it has been
>>> specifically tailored for OMPI. Indeed, Ralph has recently been
>>> expanding "ORTE" to "OMPI Run Time Environment". So let's name the
>>> library what it really is.
>>
>> Does it really hurt anything to leave the name as is?

> I understand that some people can't use wrappers, but we added the --
> showme options just for these kinds of scenarios. I had thought that
> that was sufficient -- are you saying that it's not?

Changing the library name is an incompatible change for all programs and
libraries that are linked against it; i.e., it requires relinking.

Hmm, OpenMPI seems not to use versioning for its shared libraries.
Do you just declare each release API+ABI-incompatible to each other
release?

Cheers,
Ralf