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Re: [Taler] (docs) installation

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [Taler] (docs) installation
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 16:09:00 +0100
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On 12/2/20 8:29 AM, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:
> In "Installation of dependencies" (ยง3.3.1 in the GNU Taler
> Merchant Backend Operator Manual), i have one question:
> (a) What is the minimum required version for Taler Exchange?

The general answer is:

For any Taler a.b.c-component, the dependencies are on (at least) the
respective a.b.*-versions. So merchant-0.8.4 generally should be OK with
all exchange-0.8.*-versions. That said, there can be specific instances
where this is not the case (that should be specified in the
release-notes in this case).

Note that there is _also_ the protocol versioning, which works
differently. Here, the version syntax is 8:4:0 and follows GNU libtool


In practice, it is a bit MORE crazy, as our update procedure for the
protocol versioning can be a bit more involved. I think it is already
discussed somewhere, maybe in Florian's thesis? Don't recall.

> and several proposals:
> (b) I'd like to stop documenting "build from Git".  This would
>     reduce the number of dependencies (autotools and ilk),
>     simplify many instructions, and reduce the support burden.
>     (This is in line w/ our goal of making the docs for the
>     integration process "obvious, easy, accessible", i think.)


> (c) I'd like to link to <http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gnunet/>
>     and <http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/taler/> to emphasize released
>     packages.

Of course.

> (d) I'd like to link to the info-gnu mailing list when talking
>     about "release announcement".  That seems to be the general
>     place, but if there is a better one, please let me know.

We generally post about releases in the 'news' section on Taler.net
(which also has an RSS feed), and on this list.  So far, we only posted
'major' releases on info-gnu.  We could change that.

Happy hacking!


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