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Re: [Axiom-developer] Version number on Axiom code

From: David MENTRE
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Version number on Axiom code
Date: 05 May 2003 18:53:51 +0200
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Hello Tim,

root <address@hidden> writes:

> There is code (called yearweek) in src/interp/util.lisp.pamphlet
> that "timestamps" Axiom during the build process. The format of

It timestamps the *build*, but not the *original source* where the build
comes from. In my opinion, for free software, the source is more
important that the final binary.

For example, for linux, you have patches like linux-2.4.19-ac5: Linux
(linux), original version 2.4.19 of Linus Torvalds (-2.4.19), modified
by Alan Cox (-ac5). The version number (2.4.19-ac5) is set in the top

When several developers propose several concurrent modifications, it is
important to determine uniquely how to apply those patches.

Anyway, I can live with the current (un)numbering scheme. :)

Best regards,

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