[Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers

Amir Taaki zgenjix at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 2 22:58:43 UTC 2011


Cool thread. I enjoyed reading that :) Thanks for sharing.


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From: Christian Decker <decker.christian at gmail.com>
To: Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com>
Cc: "bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net" <bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers


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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>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:
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>"Satoshi 0.5"
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>Although there would be little reason for this with a sane protocol versioning scheme.
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>If we're agreed then I'll start on that BIP.
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>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
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>Good idea.
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>Sounds perfect for a BIP....
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>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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