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Re: Incompatible Unison update

Linus Walleij wrote:

For the record, that sounds dumb and a reason to strongly consider rsync or something else instead of unison.

You are so right. Using unison for anything but experimenting and test-driving is not a good idea. It's protocol is changing all the time,
they obviously cannot keep it stable like rsync does.

There have been - and are - different versions of the rsync protocol. I think it is currently on version twenty-something. The difference is that rsync exchanges the protocol version with it's partner and continues to interoperate with previous versions.

When Unison finally settle on a protocol that provides some stability over releases, use it.

What would the world look like if say DHCP or HTTP was changed as often as the Unison protocol... Hm, these guys should write an RFC.

Just about every network protocol has been revised. Most of them continue to work with whatever features older revisions supported. If a program gets something that simple wrong, how much can you trust it with your data?

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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