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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.44] Beta progress?
From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 15:57:16

On 20 Jul 2010, at 14:34, Robert Ramey wrote:

>> Hi Robert,
>> What you can do is just bump the version number with every release of
>> Boost.Serialization, even if you think that nothing has changed.
> That would be prudent and I'm considering it.
> Actually, I think the whole issue of library version # is an interesting
> one which merits consideration. I see a couple of version #'s
> a) api version - like library_version is now
> b) implemenation version - bumped every library change
> c) ABI version.
> The inclusion of these version # in the library would
> permit library user code to verify that dynamically loaded
> or statically linked libraries are compatible with the
> libraries being used. So program x would include
> code which checks the api level and can abort
> if the linked in library isn't recent enough. Finding
> "dll hell" bugs like this can be a nightmare.

Robert, another related issue is whether I need to update Boost.MPI on the release branch. This will depend on whether you push your recent changes to the release branch or not. Can you please keep me updated?


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