Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/2003 21:55:00
>> And while I'm here, I could just as well say my opinion on this: I think
>> bumbing -current's version to "just_released + 1" is a good idea. So,
>> we'd be now at 1.7R. And I don't think it's a problem if it is not known
>> beforehand what the actual release will be called. If there won't be
>> 1.7, fine. 1.7ZZZA just becomes 2.0 then (and -current 2.1A).
>Yeah, it probably would be the cleanest.

so we're currently at 1.6R, which will lead to 2.0 (followed by 2.0.1,
2.0.2, etc, as needed), at which point current becomes 2.1A (followed
by 2.1B and 2.1C, etc), and when we're ready, 2.2 gets branched, at
which point current becomes 2.3A, etc.

ordering is more intuitive, odds and evens are used for development
and releases, __NetBSD_Version__ can retain the same semantics it
always had, and hopefully no one will upgrade (er...downgrade) to a
released version from current any more.

i like it.  :)

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