Xorg version number change
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Mon Oct 11 02:57:59 PDT 2004
Daniel Stone 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"... :) ...
> > =:-)
> ... so don't use alphabetic sort when things like this matters.
Filesystems (and therefore ftp servers) and most package search engines
use alphabetical search order by default.
> > > 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) ?
> Back in 1994? :)
No, back in 2004. Sun's X11 tree for Solaris 8 is AFAIK (Alan may
correct me :) a heavily modified X11R6.4 version where the emphasis lies
on __HEAVY__ (for example the whole Xprint code is far far newer,
partially even beyond Xorg trunk. And then it has all-new Xinerama code,
threading fixes etc. etc.). It's origin is still X11R6.4 and that's what
sdtwsinfo reports here...
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