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[Demexp-dev] Re: Breaking in network protocol for next releases


From: David MENTRE
Subject: [Demexp-dev] Re: Breaking in network protocol for next releases
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:20:03 +0100
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Hello Thomas,

Thomas Petazzoni <address@hidden> writes:

> Can you add a Ā«versionĀ» field somewhere in the protocol which is
> exchanged by the server and the client at connection time, so that an
> incompatible client can display a nice message ?

This is indead the first purpose of breaking the network protocol. :)

> Okay. Anyway, the Debian packages are both generated using the same
> source. So at any time, I suppose the client and server delivered in the
> same tarball archive will remain compatible.

Yes. But my remark was more targeted at your users. We have decided to
test demexp within Gulliver. So you'll have about a dozen of people
using your package in the following days. It would be quite unpleasant
for them to be unable to connect to the server after an 'apt-get
dist-upgrade'. 

So either you don't upgrade your current repository or setup a new one
for latest demexp releases.

Yours,
d.
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