Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 04/28/2003 16:04:43
On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >> This is not how I read it, which was:
> >> 2.0 gets released, -current becomes 2.1A, next release is 2.1...
> >> 2.1 gets released, -current becomes 2.2A, next release is 2.2....
> >> This is exactly backwards from what we have now.
> >That's the way I parsed the proposal, too, and I don't see how that's
> >any clearer to users. Worse, it means you'd have to mask and do
> >arithmetic on __NetBSD_Version__ to get anything useful out of it.
> not only that, but afaict, it reverses the meaning of a few of the
> digits in the __NetBSD_Version)) value.
No, we change how the digits are used so that we maintain chronology. :-)