Xorg version number change
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Mon Oct 11 02:46:26 PDT 2004
Egbert Eich wrote:
> Roland Mainz writes:
> > Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> > > This change doesn't look right. The 6.8.1 release is on the
> > > XORG-6_8-branch, and that's where 6.8.2 will come from. HEAD is going
> > > to be 6.9.0 or 7.0 or whatever gets decided.
> > ^^^^^ ^^^
> > Please NO. Please simply stop this version number inflation. Even for
> > the last release it wasn't really justified to bump the version number
> > to 6.8 where 6.7.1 was sufficient (AFAIK the only argument was the
> > introduction of the "Composite", "DAMAGE" etc. extensions).
> > IMO the next major release should be named X11R6.8.2 unless something
> > really really big changes (and if I recall it correctly X11R7 is
> > reserved for the autotooled tree right now).
> It has been argeed upon that the x.x.y rleases with y > 1 are bugfix
> and security update releases for the x.x.0 releases. That decisison
> has been reflected in the branch sceme of the tree.
Sounds reasonable. Hopefully noone complains when X11R6.10.0 gets
released (which alphabetically sorts lower than "X11R6.9.0"... :) ...
> We need to be able to 'mark' a bugfix release to distinguish it from
> the release it was based on. That was what the third number was
> added for. It hasn't existed in the X.Org numbering sceme so far if
> I recall correctly.
Wasn't there a X11R6.5.1 release (and my Solaris/CDE desktop claims
(=output of sdtwsinfo) to be based on X11R6.4.1) ?
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