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Re: What do Subversion version numbers mean?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-12-21 17:13:14 CET

On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 09:48, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>
> >Ok. I think the fact that everybody has his own idea about minor / micro
> >version changes is getting the version numbering thread in the way of reaching a
> >conclusion.

> We decided long ago what these numbers mean.
>
> http://apr.apache.org/versioning.html

I don't think that alleged consensus is meaningful, and we should punt
the references to it from our HACKING document and web pages. I don't
even remember when "we" agreed to it, and that document is written from
the viewpoint of a project consisting of a single library, not a project
consisting of several libraries, programs, network protocols, and
on-disk data formats.

(Remember when we had the argument about symlinks and I said, "but our
home page says we'll support versioning of symlinks!" Well, that didn't
fly then, and the same kind of argument shouldn't fly now. An
off-the-cuff decision made at the very beginning of the project isn't a
set-in-stone decision about what we will do now.)

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