[ntp:hackers] ntp release numbers
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Oct 10 01:05:53 PDT 2005
Harlan Stenn wrote:
> I am wondering if I should change the numbering of the releases so
> that we bump the 3rd number on every published "patch" to ntp-stable.
> If we do that, it will affect some of the bugzilla numbers, and also
> mean that I'll be releasing 4.3.0 instead of 4.2.1 soon.
> Note that I am planning to release 4.2.2 about 6 months after 4.2.1 is
> I could also start doing 4.2.1-pl1 (for example).
> Any thoughts or comments?
Whilst with my own software I use a three digit code for the "released"
versions, but as you're only talking about a new version every six months
it would seem that a two-digit code might be enough.
Do I understand you to mean that 4.2.0 would be the "released" version,
that 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 would be development versions, and that 4.3.0
would be the next released (stable) version?
I think that the only problem with this would be the edits required to go
from 4.2.xx to 4.3.0 - all just before a "released" version. You could
perhaps use 4.3.rc0, I suppose.
As I write this, I think I'm missing the whole point!
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