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From "Danny Angus" <da...@thought.co.uk>
Subject RE: Version numbers...
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2002 16:57:35 GMT
Should we vote on this?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Danny Angus [mailto:danny@thought.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 11:50 AM
> To: James Developers List
> Subject: Version numbers...
> I'd like to propose that we use a version number system like that used by
> bugzilla, namely that the head of CVS have an even minor number and
> milestone releases have the opposite, in addition "nightly" releases would
> have the same version number as the current CVS.
> Thus CVS is currently 2.0a2, when we make a milestone release it would be
> released as 2.0a3 and CVS would advance to 2.0a4, that way there
> would be no
> confusion between bugs reported against released versions and
> bugs reported
> against nightly builds/cvs.
> this is the explanation from bugzilla..
> "We only place tarballs of even-numbered minor versions on the FTP server.
> The installed version on bugzilla.mozilla.org (and the most recent CVS
> version, which is a slightly newer version than the installed version)
> always have an odd-numbered minor version. If you want to get exactly the
> code that mozilla.org is running, you're out of luck (they make internal
> patches just like everyone else), but you can get pretty close by
> using CVS,
> and the minor version number will be odd. If you want a more
> stable release,
> you can use a tarball, and the minor version number will be even. "
> d.
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