Subject: Re: Version numbers of shared libraries
To: None <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>
From: Stephen J. Roznowski <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/20/1994 21:25:43
> From: "Chris G. Demetriou" <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>

> > I'm curious as to why the minor numbers of the shared libraries
> > aren't changing?
> because, basically, it's a pain in the butt for users to change
> them frequently.

I'm confused. Are you saying that they should be changing, but they
currently aren't?

> > My understanding of the numbers are that the
> > major number should be incremented when the functionality of
> > the library changes (i.e. new functions added/deleted), while
> > the minor number should be incremented when bugs are fixed.
> this is true, give or take.  i think the minor number should
> be incremented only when *major* bugs are fixed.  Otherwise,
> you end up with too many random library versions hanging around.

Agreed. (but see above)