[ntp:hackers] ntp release numbers

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Tue Oct 11 21:23:07 PDT 2005

> At 3:32 AM +0000 2005-10-10, 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.
> 	When are these published patches generated, and under what 
> circumstances?  Does this mean that the third digit would be 
> incremented with every single change that is recorded in BitKeeper?

Sort of, with every change to ntp-stable.  Not ntp-dev.

> >  Any thoughts or comments?
> 	Whether or not we like the particular revision numbering scheme 
> we're currently using, it is reasonably well known.  Before we can 
> seriously propose changing it, I think we need to come up with some 
> pretty good reasons why we think that change needs to happen.

Because we do not currently "publish" anything except the ntp-stable
release and then any snapshot tarballs from ntp-stable.  There is no
easy way to show if folks are running the released ntp-stable or one of
the follow-on snapshot releases of ntp-stable.

See https://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Main/ReleaseNumberingScheme for more
info or discussion.


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