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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LOG4NET-333) AssemblyVersionAttribute should specify less precise version
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 20:06:23 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-333?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Stefan Bodewig resolved LOG4NET-333.

    Resolution: Won't Fix

Simon is right, we did have releases that have broken binary compatibility (1.2.11 has been

I'd recommend using binding redirects as well.
> AssemblyVersionAttribute should specify less precise version
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LOG4NET-333
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-333
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Builds
>            Reporter: Andrew Arnott
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2 Maintenance Release
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
> The [AssemblyVersionAttribute("1.2.10")] that appears in the log4net.dll causes the CLR
to refuse to load it if anyone was compiled against even a slightly different version. Yet
most of these versions are (presumably) binary compatible.
> The work here is to adjust AssemblyVersionAttribute, while preserving AssemblyFileVersionAttribute:
> [AssemblyVersionAttribute("1.2")]
> [AssemblyFileVersionAttribute("1.2.10")]
> This way, folks can see what precise version it is, but at runtime anyone compiled against
1.2.x can run against other 1.2.x versions.
> This is particularly important in a heterogeneous system where multiple libraries are
used that are all compiled against different versions of log4net and cannot all be recompiled
against a common version of log4net.

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