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Re: Use "1.7.7" for next release

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:28:47 -0400

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 16:15, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14.04.2012 21:31, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>
>> On 4/14/12 12:24 PM, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>>>
>>> 2012/4/12 Daniel Shahaf<danielsh_at_apache.org>:
>>>>
>>>> We released 1.6.18 today and 1.7.4 just over a month ago. There are
>>>> a few useful items merged already, and STATUS has a truckload of pending
>>>> changes.
>>>>
>>>> Shall we roll 1.7.5 in two weeks from today? If we can clear STATUS and
>>>> roll next Thursday that's fine too, but I don't think we're in a hurry.
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I have a proposal:
>>> Skip several numbers and name the next release as "1.7.7".
>>>
>>> Justification: to align with TortoiseSVN, which is 1.7.6 now.
>>>
>>> There is a lot of "Subversion exception!" threads on users@
>>> where TortoiseSVN version is visible. For example [1].
>>>
>>> I think skipping those "already used" numbers will lessen confusion.
>>
>>
>> Since Subversion is the base project, I would rather see TortoiseSVN
>> change it's versioning to match ours than the other way. TortoiseSVN
>> could add an additional version number after Subversion's, e.g.
>> 1.7.4-tsvn1 for the first TortoiseSVN release based on 1.7.4,
>> 1.7.4-tsvn2 for the second, etc.
>
>
> The TSVN installer already mentions the SVN version number in its file name,
> e.g.
> TortoiseSVN-1.7.6.22632-x64-svn-1.7.4.msi
>                            =========
>
> And the last few 1.6.x releases also didn't have matching version numbers,
> e.g.
> TortoiseSVN-1.6.16.21511-x64-svn-1.6.17.msi
>
> So that wasn't a problem back then.
> Why is it now?

Konstantin suggested we change Subversion to deal with the
discrepancy, rather than changing TSVN. People felt that was the wrong
direction of change...

I have to say: it *does* make things a bit harder on the users@
mailing list. "What? 1.7.5 has not been released yet. Were you testing
with the unreleased tarball?! Did somebody release that tarball?"

Cheers,
-g
Received on 2012-04-14 22:29:19 CEST

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