[Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers

Christian Decker decker.christian at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 22:42:31 UTC 2011


Just for reference: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/63
The issue resulted in my most useless pull request fixing two variables :-)

I second the use of sub_version_num as a Client and Version identifier.

Regards,
Chris

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Point taken.
>
> About the sub_version_num though. I prefer to let the field by defined
> clients however they wish, with just a guideline suggestion that IDENTIFIER
> VERSION is a format they should follow.
>
> The idea being that different projects would have different release
> scheduling schemes and it'd be restrictive to lock people into the popular
> major.minor system.
>
> So for the current bitcoin to find out the version number of other clients
> (if it was needed), it would have to parse the number from the string:
>
> "Satoshi 0.5"
>
> Although there would be little reason for this with a sane protocol
> versioning scheme.
>
> If we're agreed then I'll start on that BIP.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Gavin Andresen <gavinandresen at gmail.com>
> *To:* Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 2, 2011 9:34 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers
>
> Good idea.
>
> Sounds perfect for a BIP....
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hey,
> > Can we lock the version numbers to be the protocol version (which changes
> > rarely) and instead use the sub_version_num field + revision number for
> > individual builds?
>
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> Gavin Andresen
>
>
>
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