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Re: No calc in pretest?

From: Jon Cast
Subject: Re: No calc in pretest?
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 14:41:34 -0500

Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> wrote:
> We could simply decide that RC versions will be 21.1, 21.2, 21.3,
> 21.4 and the next trunk version will be 22.1 (at which point it will
> be on its own branch for 22.2, 22.3, 22.4, ...).

This is, as many others have pointed out, a /bad/ idea.  The only
reason for having multiple version numbers at all, rather than number
1, 2, 3, 4, ..., is to inform users of the gravity of changes.  Making
a major release every time a release from trunk is made will destroy
that information.

Anyway, loadup.el should work without modification (or with only
slight modifications) in my scheme (it DTRT with CVS versions, which
have three element version numbers :).  And ISTR that CVS bug reports
go to a different address than pre-test bug reports, so emacsbug.el
probably needs to be fixed anyway.  So, I don't see any technical
reason not to go with three element version number for bug fix
releases, and a very good psychological/sociological reason to switch
to them.


>       Stefan

Jon Cast

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