[dpdk-dev] ABI version of experimental libraries
thomas at monjalon.net
Tue Feb 18 10:50:09 CET 2020
18/02/2020 10:42, Bruce Richardson:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:15:56AM +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would like to remind everybody our mistake when defining ABI versions.
> > It has been "fixed" in this commit:
> > http://git.dpdk.org/dpdk/commit/?id=f26c2b39
> > Please let's think about the consequence for the experimental libraries.
> > In DPDK 19.11, we use the ABI version 0.200 with soname 0.20 In DPDK
> > 20.02, we use the ABI version 0.2001 with soname 0.201 Numbers are
> > increasing, that's fine. When we'll switch to the new major ABI and use
> > a normal numbering: In DPDK 20.11, we will use the ABI version 0.210 with
> > soname 0.21 Numbers are dropping.
> > In short, for experimental libs, ABI 20.1 > ABI 21.0
> > Are we OK with this or do we prefer reverting to normal numbering for
> > experimental libraries in DPDK 20.02?
> Personally, I would not be too concerned about the verions of experimental
> libs, so long as they don't conflict across versions and have some
> similarity to the major ABI version for the release.
You think sorting of the version numbers is not important?
If we don't care comparing experimental version numbers,
then OK, let's drop this patch. But please we need a small vote.
Note: there would be no problem if we did not vote for having
a special numbering for pure experimental libraries (I am still against).
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