Collection format stability¶
Future versions of lesana will be able to read collections written by older versions.
Older versions in the same mayor release will also be able to work concurrently on the same repository.
If in the future a change of formats will be required, conversions scripts will be written in a way that will make them as stable as possibile, and will have enought test data to keep them maintained for the time being.
Contrary to the yaml files, the xapian cache is considered disposable: from time to time there may be a need to delete the cache and reindex everything, either because of an upgrade or to perform repository mainteinance.
Of course, effort will be made to reduce the need for this so that it only happens sporadically, but it will probably never completely disappear.