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Re: Incompatible Unison update



Callum Lerwick wrote:
On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 09:14 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
The unison package in Fedora 8 was recently updated to an incompatible
version, which breaks (previously working) interoperability of F8 with
other systems that have the older Unison version.

See the details at:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433742

I assume I'm correct in saying this was the wrong thing to do. What is
other people's take on this?

Upstream should be dragged out into the street and shot.

(Note: big fat -> :)

Forget the :). If you can't keep your wire protocol compatible, it's not the same program anymore so just change the name and stop confusing everyone. And if you are inventing something new, please exchange a protocol level indicator so you'll be able to support different remote versions later instead of forcing the whole world to change on the same day.

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  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com


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