HDF5 Plugin Binary Compatability


It’s really cool to see the new plugins made available from the group! I think it would be fantastic to see those get merged into the core based on configure arguments and solving the fragmentation issue occuring on all the common ones.

However I also was wondering - what is the binary compatability of a plugin/filter? Now this would depend on what a filter would do, but many of them do not make too many api calls. Which has me wondering.

Would a 1.8 compiled plugin be expected to work on a 1.10.6 and 1.12.0 build?

Would a 1.12.0 or 1.10.6 compiled plugin work on a 1.8 build?