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Re: [Monotone-devel] interface versions, again

From: Thomas Keller
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] interface versions, again
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 23:30:53 +0100
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Stephen Leake schrieb:
>> are _not_ changed by individual developers up until the next release
>> and that the release manager rather takes care of the numbering,
>> just because he gets the ultimative overview what has been added /
>> changed when he writes the NEWS file.
> That makes sense.  
> I suggest documenting this policy in, in the comment
> at the declaration of the interface_version variable. There is some
> chance people will read that comment before changing the value :).

Yeah, you're right, I've done this in aedfbcb893e96. The new policy
already found its way into notes/release-checklist.txt.

> While we are on this topic, can I request that the monotone version be
> bumped to 0.43 immediately after the release, rather than immediately
> before the next release? That makes it easier for development versions
> of Emacs DVC (and other similar tools) to check for the presence of
> brand new stuff in monotone.

Technically this does not really belong to the release itself, but
you're of course free to suggest (and possible also change) it. I don't
know how other people think about this, maybe it will confuse a couple
of people, but maybe its more useful than confusing.

> Currently, I patch the monotone version (in locally to
> support this. But I don't think that's very safe; there's always the
> chance I'll check in that patch by mistake.

Right. Since we can change the release numberer any time _after_ a
release, maybe we can have a few more people giving us their pros and
cons on your idea.


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