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

Kenneth Graunke kenneth at whitecape.org
Fri Nov 14 10:37:49 PST 2014

On Friday, November 14, 2014 02:39:24 PM Emil Velikov 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.
> The plan is to still keep the branch point later on today, but to push
> the tag on Monday.
> Thanks
> Emil

Using .99.9xx seems fine by me, but I don't have a strong preference either 

However, it would be great if we could be consistent about using '.0' on the 
first release in a new series.

For example:


the tarball is named 10.3.0 but the directory is called "10.3" (and only 
contains 10.3.0 and RCs - stable releases go in directories called 10.3.1, 

glxinfo uses 10.3.0:

   OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.3.0 

but the tag is called mesa-10.3, not mesa-10.3.0.

I believe that consistently using the ".0" would making life a little easier 
for packagers.

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