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

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Fri Nov 14 08:48:22 PST 2014

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/11/14 15:24, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM, 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.
>>> 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.
>> Huh? What's wrong with the current thing? Can I put in an alternate
>> suggestion of getting the other projects to switch to the mesa (and
>> linux kernel and wine and many many many other projects) rc version
>> naming scheme?
> To be perfectly honest, I don't think I can think of any (apart from the
> kernel and wine) that have a stable branch(es) and use rc. Can you
> kindly point me to some or if you have some ideas of a search phrase
> that would be appreciated.

Hmmm... well, most projects don't *have* rc's, so it's definitely a
reduced set. But let's see... just thinking about various software I
use and plugging it into my favourite search engine:

emacs: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu-emacs/2014-10/msg00001.html
openssl: https://www.openssl.org/source/ (does -beta1 instead of -rc1,
but same idea)
pidgin did beta tags for 2.0, but not for all releases:

BTW, it's not like I'm leaving out ones that use some other scheme...
other ones I looked up just didn't have any such thing at all.

> I have the feeling that X related projects tend to exclusively use
> proposed format, so I'm trying to keep mesa close/related to X,
> non-alien and consistent.
> Is that so much to ask for ?



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