Subject: Re: gcc/binutils/gdb import proposal
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bernd Salbrechter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/19/2000 23:10:27
Todd Vierling wrote:
> : PS: While I've your attention. Assuming you drag in GDB 5.0 and then
> : make local changes, could you please remember to tweek
> : gdb/Makefile.in:VERSION so that the GDB identifies its self as something
> : other than ``GDB 5.0''.
> How about a version number of "x.y.z-TNF"?
What do you think about a general format like:
(one letter parts are numbers, the other strings).
The first part "<name>-<x>.<y>" gives the original version number of
the package and the seconde part "-<edition>.<a>.<b>" versions the local
editions. The seconde number in the edition can be used for working
editions not released, the released editions should go with one number.
For "<editor>" you set "TNF".
This clearly separates the version number of the maintainer form
the edition number of a local editor. Whit your suggestion, is
guessing, what goes to the edition and what to the version. I.e.
the following release sequence:
GDB-5.0 # Original
GDB-5.0.1-TNF # NetBSD edition
GDB-184.108.40.206-TNF # NetBSD minor edition (just in case)
GDB-5.0.1 # Original minor release
GDB-220.127.116.11-TNF # WHAT this number is already in use!!
Just an idea