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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What are version numbers?

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What are version numbers?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:05:26 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:35:12PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
    > > Why do GCC releases and development lines have version numbers?  Or
    > > Mozilla, or the linux kernel, or bash, or tla, or (etc.)?   It
    > > reflects how software is developed and deployed.

    > This is false, or at least misleading. It reflects how _some_ software
    > is developed and deployed.

    > A common counterexample would be config.sub and config.guess.

In what sense are they a counter-example.   Sorry -- I just don't
follow you here.

    > A slightly more topical one might be the branches in which I store
    > debian packaging (which does have a version number, but that version
    > number is not related to its development at all - it's related to the
    > development of the corresponding _upstream_ code).

To your consumers, isn't that structuring from upstream the critical

Really not seeing your point here, sorry.


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