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Re: Automake release

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Automake release
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 13:13:49 -0400
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On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 11:20:32AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> >>>>> "Allan" == Allan Clark <address@hidden> writes:
> Allan> So whatever happened to numeric point releases?
> Allan> "1.5 will do that"
> Allan> "this is release 1.4.3, automake-1.4.3"
> In gnits there are only two numbers.  The third one, if it exists,
> indicates an alpha release.  That is the problem.

Looks like time for the Linux (and now more widely used) scheme
of "odd releases are development; even releases are stable".

Of course, to abide by the broken gnits rule you refer to, it'll
have to the be the major release number whose evenness matters:
1.x is development; 2.x stable.

(That the gnits two-number rule is "broken" is only my opinion,
of course, but that opinion was formed directly as a result of
this thread :-)


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