Subject: Re: Versioning?
To: Trouble Free RecepPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF <email@example.com>
From: Michael K. Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/1998 16:45:46
[ not that I'm a release-engineer, or anyone official, but here's what
I think I know... correct as necessary ]
In message <199812072244.OAA19359@starwolf.com>, Trouble Free RecepPFFFFFFFFFFF
>I notice we seem to be balking at calling the next release 1.4; we're
>calling it 1.3.3. What comes out after that, 18.104.22.168?
Point releases (1.3.3) to a full release (1.3) are for bug fixes only
(and maybe new driver additions). The next full release will in fact
be 1.4, and is supposed to happen sometime next year.
>We're currently at 1.3I [at least I am]; is this effectively 1.3.3 or
>is it 1.3.2++?
That's -current, and is neither 1.3.3 nor 1.3.2++, but more like
>...and does anyone have any idea what we'd be looking at for a 2.x release
>as far as content goes? I gather the changes would be pretty major for
>that. Judging by what I've seen us do so far, I cannot even fathom what
>would bump us up or even if we could justify going to 2.x. We've made
>some pretty major changes in the system since 1.0 came out. We'd have
>to have the equivalent of an 8.0 earthquake through the entire system
>in order to bump the major version, I think.
I heard somewhere that SMP would be cause for 2.0.