[mapserver-dev] Multiple version support at 6.2+

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Tue Mar 6 11:02:24 EST 2012

Duh, I should have tried that.
Anyway, thanks for the confirmation. I was just going through a client 
upgrade and the thought came up and I didn't have an answer handy. I'm 
glad you are on top of stuff like this :)

   -Steve W

On 3/6/2012 10:23 AM, thomas bonfort wrote:
> ldd ~/local/bin/mapserv
>     (...)	
>     libmapserver-6.1-dev.so =>
> /home/tbonfort/local/lib/libmapserver-6.1-dev.so (0x00007fbf795d1000)
> the libmapserver.so library is version-numbered, but the binaries are not.
> --
> thomas
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 16:02, Stephen Woodbridge
> <woodbri at swoodbridge.com>  wrote:
>> Hi Devs,
>> Given that in 6.2+ we will be installing the libmapserver.so, what are we
>> doing to support multiple versions of mapserver?
>> A common use case in the past is to be able to support multiple versions by
>> renaming the executable like, mapserv-5.6.8, mapserv-6.0.2, etc. This is
>> essential for companies that are running complex production environments. It
>> is not realistic to think that they should or can upgrade all applications,
>> mapscript, mapfiles, etc at once.
>> I'm hoping that part of our plan is to support version numbering on the
>> libmapserver-x.x.x.so and that the executable and mapscript, etc are built
>> to use the appropriate version of the library that it was built with.
>> Is this part of the plan?
>> If not, I think the plan needs to be modified to support this.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>>   -Steve
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