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Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.6b released

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.6b released
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:41:14 -0600
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On 11/16/2009 09:32 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
On Nov 16, 2009, at 7:21 AM, Peter O'Gorman wrote:

We are intending to release 2.2.8 sometime (hopefully soon) with all
the new features and lots of bug fixes from git HEAD.

So why not call this release 2.2.8 and bump the version number of the
next one to 2.2.10? Is it technically difficult to do so?

Because I never thought to do so.

My only point is that the last 2 public releases of LT have had
semantically different meanings of the version number. It is therefore
VERY unclear that 2.2.6b is a significant security/bug fix release (even
if the actual changes are minor). If I (a random user) saw that LT
released 2.2.6b but didn't read anything in the notes, I'd assume that
it was another packaging change, like 2.2.6a was. I certainly would not
immediately grok that it contains a security update.

I agree with your points, and had I put any thought at all into version numbering I would have done it differently.

Apologies all around.

Peter O'Gorman

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