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Re: versioning rant (was: svn commit: rev 1336 - trunk/subversion/include)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-21 06:29:55 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> <rant-mode>
> Damn it. I complained about putting this alpha, beta, blah blah blah in
> there before. And this is one of the reasons. Those labels (alpha, beta,
> etc) are quality markers that are external descriptions of the state of the
> tarball. Encoding them into the tarball is (obviously) prone to error, and
> it means that we need to change the tarball whenever we want to (re)describe
> its state.
> </rant-mode>
> Can we just get rid of that darned suffix?

Agree with rant -- and have always agreed with it, just failed to
think through all the implications, and therefore added the suffix in
the CHANGES file, etc. My fault, folks.

> [ but wait! the code in the tarball still says rc2, and the source control
> revision it is built from *also* says that; sorry, screwed. guess it will
> always be 'rc2' now... ]

Well, we're not really permanently screwed -- we could branch and
release a new tarball. But it's not worth the trouble. We'll (I'll)
just remember for next time.


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