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Re: version numbering (was: 0.35 => Beta => 1.0 schedule)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-12-16 16:20:00 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> But unless we change this number with every commit, such a version
> number would be vague at best and deceptive at worst. A user reports
> that their "svn --version" says 1.1.13, but it's not actually the 1.1.13
> tarball we put out, but a similar version on the trunk.

It would have to say "1.1.13+" or "1.1.13M" or something.

> This argument seems especially specious. Why is the difference between
> Linux 2.4 and Linux 2.6 inherently any larger than the diference between
> Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla 1.6?


Jim Blandy once asked: is it harder to learn to play the harpsichord
than a Coke can is cold when you take it out of the refrigerator?

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