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Re: Automake 1.6b available and the version numbering issue

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Automake 1.6b available and the version numbering issue
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 13:57:04 -0400
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On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 11:48:00AM -0400, Respond To List Only wrote:
> So, one comparison function for Automake, one for OpenSSL, one for the
> next program, one for the next program...  Again, creating upstream
> problems for downstream users.

Emphatically agreed.

> > # For the purpose of ordering, 1.4 is the same as 1.4.0, but 1.4g is
> > # the same as 1.4.99g.  The FORK identifier is ignored in the
> So why not USE ?  Seems much more obvious and intuitive.

Or adopt the convention of odd minor releases being development
and even's being stable.  That's spread widely enough by now that
it shouldn't confuse anyone.


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