Hello, I am a Fedora packager and I'd like to make myself sure on some assumptions I made. Just to make sure in the following conversation: * I understand "Connector C 3.1.2" as "major version number . minor version number . release number (or sometimes refered as patch number)". * In Fedora we use dynamic libraries and dynamic linking whenever possible. We are building the CONC/ODBC on top of CONC/C.
1) ABI & API compatibility I assume, the major versions are fully API & ABI (backward) compatible. That means to me it is safe to upgrade to later versions of the same major version number when using end-user application. There's no need to rebuild the end-user app. "The MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1 series is built on top of MariaDB Connector/C 3.x" That means to me I can build the CONC/ODBC 3.1 on top of CONC/C 3.0 and there's no need for rebuild, when I upgrade to the CONC/C 3.1. Thus it is safe to upgrade withing one major version without any threat. That means to me I can update the package in Fedora mid release. During a lifetime of a Fedora release (let's say Fedora 30), I only update packages which won't break ABI & API compatibility. If there would be potential risk, I would push that update only to the next Fedora release (developement branch - Fedora Rawhide). That's what I do e.g. with minor versions of MariaDB server. I won't update the 10.3 to 10.4 in the lifetime of one release, but prepare the 10.4 to the next release. (Fedora Rawhide) Am I right with above assumptions? Can I safely upgrade within one major version of the C and ODBC connectors and don't need rebuild of the dependant packages and end-user apps? If not, why was CONC/ODBC 3.0 discontinued and hidden? 2) Version upgrade Is there any reason to use other than latest GA release of those connectors? (e.g. to use CONC/C 3.0 series instead of 3.1 series) Perhaps when using against different MariaDB server major versions? I assume there is not. If there is, again - why was CONC/ODBC 3.0 discontinued and hidden? -- Michal Schorm Software Engineer Core Services - Databases Team Red Hat -- _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~maria-developers Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~maria-developers More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp