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From karl wettin <>
Subject Re: Taking a step back
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 21:06:22 GMT
On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 11:13 -0700, Doug Cutting wrote:
> File formats are back-compatible between major versions.  Version X.N
> should be able to read indexes generated by any version after and
> including version X-1.0, but may-or-may-not be able to read indexes
> generated by version X-2.N.
> Note that older releases are never guaranteed to be able to read
> indexes generated by newer releases.  When this is attempted, a
> predictable error should be generated.
> Does that sound reasonable? 

It sounds great.

Is the ability to "upgrade" an index enough? I think in case of radical
reconstruction surgery.

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