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Re: Automake release

From: Allan Clark
Subject: Re: Automake release
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 12:52:01 -0400 (EDT)

> As I recall, a long time ago the Gnits group decided that we simply
> wouldn't support more than 2 release numbers.  If the current release
> is 1.4, then the next one is 1.5.  Unfortunately for us, I didn't want
> to do this with automake since I've been saying for a long time "1.5
> will do this", "1.5 will do that".  Bleah, my bad.
> The fork identifier stuff is just so that people who make their own
> version of automake, which happens depressingly often, can somehow
> mark it without intefering with a where a version number
> In all this is an ugly situation.  I'm thinking of hacking automake to
> recognize that `1.4-p<N>' is between 1.4 and 1.5 (so that
> AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS=1.4-p1 will work ok when 1.5 is used).

So whatever happened to numeric point releases?

"1.5 will do that"
"this is release 1.4.3, automake-1.4.3"

Those who make one-offs can adapt.


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