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Re: version numbering

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:40:27 +0200

On 16.04.2012 00:39, Simon Large wrote:
> 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.

After careful consideration, I think we should not change our numbering
scheme at all and just keep doing what we do now.
The risk of breaking the installer/crash-reporter/whatever or confuse
our own users is just too high.

Stefan

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