[MonoDevelop] constant minor, build version for monodevelop core libraries

Carlo Kok ck at carlo-kok.com
Fri Nov 13 04:29:56 EST 2009

On 11/12/2009 11:40 PM, Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Carlo Kok<ck at carlo-kok.com>  wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> What about making the core dlls have only the major part of the assembly
>> version set? So not every new minor build has to break all not included
>> plugins (this could probably even help monotouch).
>> The addin version with "compatVersion" settings mono.addins provides
>> could define what range of versions it's really compatible with, but if
>> the assembly version changes it doesn't even get to the point where it
>> can decide if it can be loaded.
> Maybe in cases where we're confident about the ABI compatibility and
> are setting compatVersion we could also ship assembly publisher policy
> files. Or perhaps this is something the the Mono.Addins assembly load
> hook can handle automagically based on the compatVersion.

If Mono.Addins could redirect the assembly references this would be 
ideal yeah (and of course the compatVersion would be set).

> IMO either of these would be preferable to holding back the assembly versions.

Carlo Kok

RemObjects Software
The Infrastructure Company

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