[gnutls-dev] Where to get OpenCDK 0.6.5

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Mon Oct 29 11:51:14 CET 2007

On Monday 29 October 2007, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> > Yes, which you have already done in 2.1.4 ;-)
> Actually, I only bumped the ABI version in configure.in.

I did forward it to GNUTLS_1_4 from 1_3.

> As far as I have understood the libgnutls.vers discussions, there really
> won't ever be a time we are going to touch that file.  The only time it
> would be relevant would be if we implement backwards compatibility via
> versioned symbols, so that an old application will get the old version
> of a function and a new application will get the new version of the
> function.  But that technique, as far as I understood, is not portable.
> And we want to be portable.  So if you want to be portable, you'll have
> to bump the ABI version in configure.in, for those platforms that
> doesn't support dso versioning.  And that would break backwards
> compatibility via the libgnutls.vers approach.

The problem was that in a system with old gnutls and the new one, the linker 
was providing symbols to my application from the old gnutls versions, and 
only some (the new ones) from the new. This had the problem of effectively 
disabling the user_hello callback.


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