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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Beta next week?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-15 02:25:06

Robert Ramey wrote:

> Sergey Voropaev wrote:
>> Beman Dawes <bdawes <at>> writes:
>>> If anyone know of any showstoppers, please let us know what the
>>> problem is.
>> I think boost::serialization library has very serious flaw. It is
>> lack of backward compatibility for binary archive. I discovered this
>> problem when I did upgrade from 1.34 to 1.43 and 1.44 versions of
>> BOOST. 1.44 library can not work with old binary archive. The reason
>> - format of binary header of archive has been changed.
>> I think 1.45 version should be corrected for this problem and/or we
>> should place some announcement about recommendation not to use the
>> 1.44 version to work with binary archive.
>> See:
> I"m aware of this, it's just that I haven't the the time to deal with
> it right now. I've had a lot of trouble with this and I'm warying
> of trying to fix it without having the time to do it right.

Uhm, so we don't have a fix checked in yet? Maybe, the right solution,
for 1.45, is to revert completely whatever patch has broken the backward
compatibility in the first place? Folks are complaining real loud
about 1.44 already -- I'd rather not see same complains about 1.45

- Volodya

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