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Re: Strategy to specify major, minor, and patch versions

From: Frank Lahm
Subject: Re: Strategy to specify major, minor, and patch versions
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:30:11 +0200

Am 29.08.2014 um 20:04 schrieb Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden>:

> All of these strategies are done in m4 and result in the configure script 
> being re-generated, which seems senseless and annoying to me. I will do 
> anything in my power to not modify what has already been exhaustively tested 
> just seconds before a release.  The new configure script might not even work 
> or it may behave differently than before.
> I see hardly any relationship between the configure script and the release 
> versioning other than that the configure script prints it for the user and 
> records the value.
> The logic of the configure script does not depend on the version values (they 
> are just passed strings) so it was a design error to require that the user 
> edit (or some m4 file) in order to cut a new release.

Fwiw, Netatalk sources a file containing the version info:

$ cat VERSION 



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