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Re: lynx-dev progress on pre.2


From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev progress on pre.2
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:24:44 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 10:12:11AM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> 040115 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > I'm working concurrently on builds for both lynx and ncurses.
> > With lynx, there is one platform where I found a bug 
> > (and the machine has no debugger).  My plan is to work on that Saturday,
> > after resolving some other issues with ncurses.
> > The lynx2.8.5dev.17d.patch.gz  in   ftp://invisible-island.net/temp
> > is my current working set of changes.  There are some doc changes
> > to-do, but (aside from the bug mentioned), no other coding fixes.
> 
> may i suggest a change in version numbering ?
> 
> the 'dev' versions which have been produced during the past few years
> -- 2.8.5dev.1 ... 4 ... 5 ... 17 --
> correspond to what other projects would call eg
>    2.8.6 ... 9 ... 10 ... 22 .
> let's call the imminent version  2.9  rather than  2.8.5 ,

I suppose so.

> then call what wb (in Lynx trad'n)  2.8.6dev.1  more simply  2.9.1 ;
> occasionally, there mb a special bugfix version eg  2.9.5.1 .

The "dev", etc., are an adaptation to PRCS's branching.  As I recall it,
I can make a branch with alphabetic characters in it, but there was some
problem making a numeric-only branch.  (But I may be remembering incorrectly)

-- 
Thomas E. Dickey
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net

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