Incompatible Unison update

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu Feb 21 20:49:22 UTC 2008

Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 09:14 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> The unison package in Fedora 8 was recently updated to an incompatible
>> version, which breaks (previously working) interoperability of F8 with
>> other systems that have the older Unison version.
>> See the details at:
>> I assume I'm correct in saying this was the wrong thing to do. What is
>> other people's take on this?
> Upstream should be dragged out into the street and shot.
> (Note: big fat -> :)

Forget the :).  If you can't keep your wire protocol compatible, it's 
not the same program anymore so just change the name and stop confusing 
everyone.  And if you are inventing something new, please exchange a 
protocol level indicator so you'll be able to support different remote 
versions later instead of forcing the whole world to change on the same day.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list