[Box Backup] Release Candidate 3

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 17:47:35 +0000

On 19 Feb 2006, at 17:40, Chris Wilson wrote:

> Hi Ben,
> On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Ben Summers wrote:
>> I "broke" backwards compatibility by bumping the protocol number  
>> because...
>> * A 0.10 server will appear talk to a 0.09 server just fine.
> Sorry, what I meant was, is there no way that the server can be  
> made to accept clients with a protocol version older than the  
> highest one it supports, if there are no backwards-incompatible  
> changes in the protocol, as is the case here?

I think I answered that. Yes it could, but writing it to a level of  
quality that gives a sufficient level of confidence in the end result  
would be rather time consuming.

> Forcing the server and client protocol versions to match exactly,  
> while conservative, is a real pain for server operators and users,  

Yes, it's not ideal.