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Re: versioning rant

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-21 06:32:57 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> The alternative you describe is my favored approach. You snap a tarball and
> try it out. If you need another, then it gets a new number.
> Numbers are cheap. It is very easy to do 0.9.0 followed an hour later by
> 0.9.1 then by 0.9.2.
> "milestone 9 release" is, again, an external description which is imposed
> upon a particular tarball release. There isn't a need for the software
> inside that tarball to know anything more than "hey, I'm built from revision
> 1312." For human purposes, giving it a number such as 0.9.0 is helpful.

+1. This is what we should have done, and will do next time.

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