Subject: Re: ATTENTION: avoid using libc.13
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/1997 17:02:44
[ On Mon, October 20, 1997 at 17:44:51 (+0200), Frank van der Linden wrote: ]
> Subject: ATTENTION: avoid using libc.13
> The changes to libc that caused its major number to be bumped to version 13
> will break too many things just before a release. Hence the changes will
> be made in another way, which keeps the major number of libc at 12.
Never ever back out library version numbers even if what you're doing is
removing functionality. Always go forward.
Also please consider only using every other version number (i.e. all the
even numbers) and leave every other number for the local administrator.
This at least gets partly around the naming problem that prevents
representation of branching in some sane way.
Greg A. Woods
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