[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Thinking about 1.6

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:23:52 -0600

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:41:47 -0800
"Buhrmaster, Gary" <gtb@slac.stanford.edu> wrote:

> > Right, but if it is part of the initial 1.6 release, I think people
> > will quite a bit more cautious then just replacing binaries anyway
> > since it is a major version change then then a .x update.
> Not all the people running openAFS will be as knowledgably
> (even as to the numbering system of a 1.<even>) as the people
> on this list.
> Many (linux) packaging systems will just replace older versions
> without a discussion with the installer about what else they
> need to change

I have faith in at least our resident rpm and deb packagers to give some
notice. Also, downstream packagers can automate changing BosConfig to
reflect a DAFS configuration, if they decide that the upgrade path
should move to DAFS transparently.

People that compile and install the binaries themselves ideally are a
little more aware of what's going on (otherwise, why would they
upgrade?). And you don't need to know about the even/odd numbering
scheme, just that the 4 in 1.4 hasn't changed in a while.

Andrew Deason