Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Libethereal version

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From: Tomas Kukosa <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 11:02:18 +0200

Joerg Mayer wrote:
Just an idea: Why use a version number? Maybe a hash over the generated
exported apis would be more useful.
With the version number the plugin can check or exact version number or
it can peform test for "version x.x.x or higher" or whatever else is necessary.

See my example:

/*--- version ---------------------------------------------------------------*/
G_MODULE_EXPORT const gchar version[] = PLUGIN_VERSION;

/*--- plugin_init -----------------------------------------------------------*/
G_MODULE_EXPORT void plugin_init(plugin_address_table_t *pat) {

  /* initialise the table of pointers needed in Win32 DLLs */
  plugin_address_table_init(pat);

#if CHK_VER  /* 0.10.5 or later */
  if (strcmp(epan_version, VERSION)) {
    g_error("HiPath plugin: %s\n"
            "Plugin is compiled for Ethereal %s but running version is %s",
            version, VERSION, epan_version);
    return;
  }
#endif

...



 ciao
         Joerg

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