On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 06:34:23PM +0200, Paul Irofti wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:07:32PM +0100, Ingo Feinerer wrote:
> > update math/hdf5 1.8.20 -> 1.8.21
> Why are we avoiding the 1.10 branch? OK otherwise.
I see no obstacles for 1.10.x but did not have time to investigate large
applications like Octave for compatibility problems. As long as
https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/HDF5 lists 1.8.x as a current
release and since nobody has complained so far I just did not invest
time for this big update.
HDF claims that the new format is compatible with the old one and it
does not break applications still linking with 1.8.
"If an application built on HDF5 Release 1.10 avoids use of the new
features and does not request use of the latest format, applications
built on HDF5 Release 1.8.x will be able to read files the first
application created. In addition, applications originally written for
use with HDF5 Release 1.8.x can be linked against a suitably configured
HDF5 Release 1.10.x library, thus taking advantage of performance
improvements in 1.10."
> I see no obstacles for 1.10.x but did not have time to investigate large
> applications like Octave for compatibility problems.