6.2. libdbi and libdbi-drivers versions

The libdbi-drivers package is essentially developed independently of libdbi as most new versions are mandated by improvements of existing drivers and by the implementation of new drivers. However, both changes in the DBD API and in the DBI API (which is also accessible to the drivers) may also require a new libdbi-drivers version. In order to keep the confusion at a minimum, libdbi-drivers major and minor version numbers are chosen to match the libdbi versions they are compatible with. That is, any libdbi-drivers version 0.9.* is supposed to work with any libdbi version 0.9.*. Further compatibility information, e.g. whether a putative libdbi version 2.* is able to load libdbi-drivers 1.* are found in the release notes.