[fdo-internals] RE: Create a branch for GDAL 1.9 upgrade

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jan 25 13:35:44 EST 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:14 AM, Greg Boone <greg.boone at autodesk.com> wrote:
> A question.... Will GDAL 1.8 be binary compatible with 1.9? If customers are using a build of the WMS provider or GDAL provider that was linked to 1.8, can they swap in the GDAL 1.9 version of the DLL?


Point releases (ie. 1.8.0 to 1.8.1) are intended to be ABI
compatible at the C and C++ levels.  Major releases (ie.
1.8.x to 1.9.x) are not intended to be ABI compatible -
particularly at the C++ level though at the C level they
should still be source compatible.

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