The Globus SDK follows Semantic Versioning.
That means that we use version numbers of the form MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH.
When the SDK needs to make incompatible API changes, the MAJOR version number will be incremented. MINOR and PATCH version increments indicate new features or bugfixes.
Features documented here are public and all other components of the SDK should be considered private. Undocumented components may be subject to backwards incompatible changes without increments to the MAJOR version.
We recommend that users of the SDK pin only to the major version which they
require. e.g. specify
globus-sdk>=3.7,<4.0 in your package requirements.
It is always possible for new features or bugfixes to cause issues.
If you are installing the SDK into mission-critical production systems, we strongly encourage you to establish a method of pinning the exact version used and testing upgrades.
globus-sdk will emit deprecation warnings for features which are removed in
the next release. The Python interpreter applies a filter by default which
ignores all deprecation warnings.
Users are can enable deprecation warnings by normal Python mechanisms. e.g. By applying a filter:
import warnings warnings.simplefilter("default") # this enables DeprecationWarnings