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Re: [Xen-devel] ANNOUNCE: Xen 3.0.5 rename to 3.1.0

On Wednesday, 02 May 2007 at 22:38, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 11:33:04PM +0200, C?dric Schieli wrote:
> > Shouldn't the various library sonames (libblktap, libxenctrl, libxenguest,
> > libxutil, libxenstore) also be bumped to 3.1 ?
> Why ? Doing that would uneccessarily break any apps built against them.
> As a general rule library so versions should not be artificially tied
> to the software release number. A new software release does not imply
> the library ABI has been changed - so versions should only be changed
> when there is an actual ABI breakage to deal with.

Apps should only break if the major number changes. Bumping the minor
should be fairly harmless. It usually just indicates that the library
has new functions (but is backward-compatible with anything in the same
major with a smaller minor).

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