[Mesa-dev] Move mesa version scheme to a more common style ?

Erik Faye-Lund kusmabite at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 07:07:24 PST 2014

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is an old question that I had laying around - why doesn't mesa use
> a more conventional numbering for the development/rc releases ?
> Eg.
> mesa 10.4.0-rc1 ->
> mesa 10.4.0-rc2 ->
> ...
> mesa 10.4.0     -> 10.4.0
> mesa 10.4.1-rc1 ->
> ... you get the idea.
> Afaics most freedesktop project use it plus a big hunk of gnome.

Does this really make it a more conventional numbering scheme? I've
personally seen the "10.4.1-rc1"-scheme way more often than the
""-scheme. In fact, I think this is the first time I've seen
the latter used. But I haven't exactly gone out of my way looking for
versioning schemes.

> Are there any objections if I move to the above format starting with
> mesa 10.4-rc1 ? I would appreciate any feedback over the next 2-3 days,
> and based on it I'll tag the first RC.

Shouldn't it be the other way around? IMO we should have strong
arguments for *changing* it, rather than keep going as-is... Any
change can break something, so only changes that have clear benefits
should be done, no?

AFAICT, the current scheme conveys more relevant, obvious information
than the proposed one, namely that it's a release *candidate* for
v10.4.1. If no blocking issues are found, it'll become the *actual*

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