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Re: couple notes about post-2.71 branch management

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: couple notes about post-2.71 branch management
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 11:31:28 -0500

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 8:06 PM Nick Bowler <> wrote:
> On 2021-01-29, Zack Weinberg <> wrote:
> > Finally, to help us keep the development series on branch and trunk
> > straight, I tagged the "post-release administrivia" commit on the
> > trunk as v2.72a and on the branch as v2.72b.  This will make the
> > output of autoconf --version be obviously different between a build
> > from the trunk and a build from the branch. Think of them as arbitrary
> > labels (but m4_version_compare greater than 2.71 and less than 2.72).
> > I don't plan to do releases with either version number.
> I just pulled the latest autoconf master, and it seems master branch was
> tagged v2.62a[1], rather than v2.72a as described here.

Doh! That was a typo.  Thanks for letting me know.  I have corrected
the tag, do `git fetch --tags --prune` to update your copy.


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