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Re: version numbering

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 23:39:25 +0100

On 15 April 2012 21:52, Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Currently, the TSVN version is 1.7.6 while svn is at 1.7.4. So we're two
>> micro versions apart.
>> This apparently causes some problems on the svn mailing lists.
>>
>> It was suggested that svn therefore would skip two micro versions for
>> their next release to catch up with TSVN, but that suggestion was
>> rejected. Instead TSVN should instead change its version numbering to
>> avoid confusion.
>> The discussion on the svn dev list is here:
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.devel/135106
>>
>>
>> So instead of our next release being 1.7.7, it would be 1.7.6-2 and when
>> svn 1.7.7 gets out, we would be at 1.7.6-3, and finally with svn 1.7.8
>> we then would also be at 1.7.8.
>>
>> I'm not sure if this won't cause problems for us, since our users are
>> used to only three digit numbers and might overlook the '-2' when
>> reporting issues.
>>
>> So what do you think? Should we change our version numbering? Or just go
>> on as we did before?
>
>
> I'd leave everything as it is. I've read the thread on the svn-dev list, and
> it seems that
> this is being raised to solve user ignorance.
>
> As long as the major versions match, I think that's best TSVN shouldn't need
> to
> adjust it's version numbering to match it's upstream suppliers, just as svn
> doesn't
> need to adjust it's version numbering to match downstream consumers.

I tend to agree with Daniel here.

But if we did change the numbering scheme, where would that version
number appear? The Windows version reporting only supports 4 integer
fields, so what happens to the subversion revision currently in the
4th field?

And if we have the Windows version different from the version
displayed in the About box then we have a different confusion. And the
About box already shows the subversion version.

Simon

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