Re: >1.0 still not freely available
> From the looks of it, never.
Well their FAQ (http://www.clusterfs.com/faq.html) says this:
When will the next publicly-available release be?
The next public release, from the 1.2.x series, will be made some time in February 2005. It will likely be a quite modern version -- perhaps Lustre 1.2.4, which was released in July 2004.
Maybe it's possible to get the source code from someone that has GPL licensed source code?!?
Re: We could specify exact versions
> % … If binary
> % compatibility existed on Linux, there
> % would be absolutely no need for any
> % weird package systems. Just look at
> % Windows.
> Even under windows one cannot trust
> DLL's to be backwards compatible (hence
> "DLL hell"). IMHO it would be best if
> each application specified the exact
> versions of each library that it
> required, and checked that the MD5
> matched. The application would only
> link against a new library version, if a
> trusted database reported that it had
> been thoroughly tested against that new
In windows its even worse, there are not different versions of a library like: libpng.so.2, libpng.so.3.
Linux already has this, but the problem is when oyu need to integrate two different software packages (like apache and Python