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Re: more bugs in branch-2-0/HEAD

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: more bugs in branch-2-0/HEAD
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 21:35:32 +0100
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Hi Chuck,

Charles Wilson wrote:
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Huh?  Right now (on cygwin) the shared library built by 1.5.x libtool is
> "cygltdl-3.dll"  (e.g. current - age == 3).
> Somebody somewhere already bumped the c:r:a numbers in HEAD because
> libtool-HEAD on cygwin creates cygltdl-6.dll.  So which previous
> **releases** of libltdl are you trying to distinguish from, here, Ralf?

My thoughts too at first, but checking 1.9f current was already 6, and
this is an incompatible change with 1.9f.

> libtool's own documentation recommends to its users that they manage
> c:r:a numbers so that they do NOT increment them until actual releases.
>  Otherwise thrash during the development cycle over-increments them --
> like you're proposing now.

It depends on whether policy is to count alpha releases or not, but it
seems reasonable to not trip up our alpha testers by trying to save a
few numbers - we have an infinite supply after all ;-)

Gary V. Vaughan      ())_.  address@hidden,}
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