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Re: [Bug-wget] Compatibility

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Compatibility
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 19:15:50 +0200
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"Towle, Jonathan J." <address@hidden> writes:

> We are running various versions of wget on our servers.
> On the server we need to use, we are running the very old version
> 1.9.1.  We could upgrade either to 1.11.4, which we have on most of
> our servers, or the latest version.
> Our operate team is afraid to upgrade because existing production jobs
> are running 1.9.1.  I assured them that it is almost certain that the
> newer versions are backwards-compatible, and nothing will stop
> working.
> Can someone confirm that all these versions are backwards-compatible?

we have always tried to be careful and keep backwards-compatibility, but
I know at least of a change in the latest releases that breaks it.
Newest releases need that you specify --trust-server-names to get the
same behaviour of older ones.

There might be other changes that break the compatibility, but I am not
aware of any.

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