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Re: [Xen-devel] when to bump library versions (was: <blank>)

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 08:44:59AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 19.05.16 at 16:34, <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Currently we bump the shared library names just before the release, so ATM 
> > xen-unstable is still using the library names from the 4.6 release. This is 
> > an issue if someone wants to install both Xen 4.6 and xen-unstable in the 
> > same box (unless you use a different prefix/DESTDIR), because libraries 
> > from 
> > xen-unstable will replace the stable ones.
> > 
> > IMHO, it would make more sense to bump the library names just *after* we 
> > branch and open the tree for development again.
> As you may have seen in Wei's recent commit, not all libraries have
> their versions bumped for a given release.

IMHO, I would make them all bump, regardless of whether there have been 
changes or not.
> > We could even have the 
> > library name versions be set based on XEN_VERSION and XEN_SUBVERSION, so 
> > that we don't need to go around the different library makefiles bumping the 
> > versions manually.
> But so far these two are intentionally private to the xen/ subtree.

Maybe I'm missing something, but couldn't they be global to the whole tree? 
(Config.mk seems like a suitable place).


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