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From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-15 15:00:21

Christian Bell wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Brian Barrett wrote:
>> Nooooo! :)
>> It would be good for everyone to read the Libtool documentation to
>> see why versioning on the release number would be a really bad idea.
>> Then comment. But my opinion would be that you should change based
>> on interface changes, not based on release numbers.
> Yes, I second Brian. Notwithstanding what the popular vote is on MPI
> ABI compatibility across MPI implementations, I think that
> major/minor numbering within an implementation should be used to
> indiciate when interfaces break, not give hints as to what release
> they pertain to.
> . . christian

I agree w/ Brian and Christian... version the file according to
*interface* chages, not releases. This is, as Brian mentions, all
explained very well in the libtool docs.


Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
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