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Re: [HTCondor-users] Do you NEED to share condor_config across multiple versions of HTCondor?

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> We generally try and preserve backward compatibility, but there are real
> advantages to
> new syntax in the config file for solving certain STARTD configuration
> problems.

Can you point to some motivational examples, and/or add some to this thread?   

> So the question is - is backward compatibility so important to you that
> it would prevent
> you from using 8.1 features on 8.1 machines because your installation
> needs for those
> config files to look valid to older HTCondor versions.

Backward compatibility is generally a very high priority for our customers.   I would consider the bar for breaking backward compatibility to be quite high.