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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: libopen-rte --> libompi-rte
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-06 14:48:44

On Nov 6, 2008, at 2:42 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

> 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.

That was on the to-do list for this release, but it just didn't
happen. :-\

> Do you just declare each release API+ABI-incompatible to each other
> release?

MPI API is compatible across releases; it hasn't changed. We have
never [yet] claimed ABI compatible across releases -- we may still do
this someday.

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems