Next net release will be 1.1.3

DJ Delorie
Mon May 22 14:50:00 GMT 2000

> It makes sense to "increment by two" for each net release.  This means
> that if someone downloads a snapshot (which will be something like
> 1.1.2, 1.1.4, etc.) they'll be able to upload to 1.1.3, 1.1.5, etc.

Is this just to avoid someone downloading a snapshot and being
confused about what version it is?  I'd rather somehow tag the
snapshots as being snapshots (i.e. version is "1.1.1+20000522" rather
than just "1.1.1"), not wasting a version number on them.

I suspect people will get confused if the next release isn't 1.1.2.  I
think the version number in the sources should be changed to reflect a
real release, which means we can't just repackage snapshots any more.
More work for us, but it seems like the right thing to do.

I could write a perl scrip that stripped off a "-snapshot" suffix if
that's all it takes.

> The only slight inconsistency in this plan is that it is the opposite of
> the "stable releases are even, beta net releases are odd".  Since it's
> likely that few people besides DJ and I are aware of this even/odd
> relationship, I'm wondering if this is a big deal.

It's the middle number that counts, not the last number.  1.1.* are
all "odd" for that purpose; the next CD-ROM releases will be 1.2.*

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