Description of Version Names
Reviewing the following will make it easier for you to navigate our website
and find the proper version of ExtSQL for your needs. Our version
names may seem long (and they are long!), but because we are supporting both
older, current, and custom version of ExtSQL for both MySQL and PostgreSQL -- it
can get confusing!
| What's in a binary
or source distribution?
A hyphen '-' separates parts of a name. Let's start with the names of
our downloads, for example:
: One of our precompiled binaries for MySQL. It contains:
The replacement for mysqld
: Installation instructions.
: A source distribution for MySQL. It contains:
: Primary patch file containing most changes for ExtSQL.
: Additional patch file containing more version specific changes.
: Build and installation instructions.
FIRST THREE PARTS: Always starts with
extsql, followed by 'my' for a MySQL build or 'pg' for a PostgrSQL build; then
followed by 'bin' for a binary distribution or 'src' for a source version.
extsql-pg-bin - Starts a binary distribution
for PostgreSQL, extsql-pg-src -- a source
distribution for PostgreSQL
NEXT SIX PARTS: These represent the 'ingredients' selected to build
that version, for example, separating
4.1.22-rhel4-x86-1-7-3.0 to explain its six parts:
|This number matches the version numbering used
for the compatible version of MySQL or PostgreSQL
|The operating system and architecture. A full
description of our current designators can be found via our download
||The option file used for the 'configure' command.
||The compatibility file used as part of the patch process.
||The primary patch file used to create ExtSQL
Understanding the Config-Compat-Patch sequence: These
identifiers record which combination of files was used to taylor the DB server
to support ExtSQL capability.
Config: 1 (refers to file do_conf-4.1) - In our build system
the '4' is presumed (the MySQL major version number is already known by the
MySQL version info) and not repeated in our build identifier sequence.
The '1' is an increasing number which represents specific build options,
normally the '1' version represents a build performed with the same config
options as any precompiled binary distribution from MySQL or PostgreSQL.
We realize that many people are running with different configure options.
Our download pages are designed to allow people to 'vote' (express their
interest) in specific configure options -- our automated build system allows
us to quickly build/test a precompiled binary to match your platform.
Compat: 7 (refers to file compat-4.1.7) - In our build system the
'4.1' is presumed (the MySQL major/minor version number is already known)
and not repeated. The '7' is an increasing number which
represents a specific file version.
During the development of the ExtSQL patch set we learned how hard it is
to create patches valid across multiple source versions -- especially when
we expected to upgrade the patch set and then reapply to those varied
versions. The 'Compat' file contains patches to files that were
found to change infrequently and were specific to certain DB server
Patch: 3.0 (refers to file patch-184.108.40.206) - The '4.1' is presumed
as described above. The '3.0' represents detailed patch version info.
The '3' represents a change in ExtSQL functionality/usage syntax. The
next digit, in this case '0', represents any bug fix releases, e.g.
3.0 is the first patch release with certain functionality. A release called
3.1 would not have any additional functionality, but just include any bug
fixes. A release called '4.0' would represent something new in patch
Our download system allows you to get a detailed listing of all Change
Requests (CRs) that are opened/closed in a specific release.