Difference 5.0.414 vs 5.0.505?

Topics: General discussion
Oct 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Hi Forum

Is there any way I can find out what the difference is between 5.0.414 vs 5.0.505.

Is there a described versioning strategy? Can I safely update to 505? Can I tell by the version number that there should be no breaking changes? Will the Minor version be changed to indicate breaking changes?

Oct 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Version 5.0.505.0 is also called Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Optional Update 1.  It includes:

The details changed are described in the blog post, Silverlight Integration Pack for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 released!:

  • Updates to the Validation Application Block validator attributes to support integration with WCF RIA Services
  • Usability improvements to the configuration console
  • Support for profiles in the configuration console (to tailor.NET and Silverlight-specific configurations)
  • Updated version of Unity 2.1 with Unity Interception fixes
  • Enterprise Library Validation extension for Unity fix
  • File configuration source with relative paths fix

There shouldn't be any breaking changes with Optional Update 1 -- it is mostly bug fixes along with Silverlight support/enhancements.

Randy Levy
Enterprise Library support engineer