[ntp:hackers] ntp release numbers
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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