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Re: Updating release version to 22.1

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Updating release version to 22.1
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 07:38:37 +0900

On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 22:18:41 +0100, Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> wrote:
> What's the rational for not using 22.0.x for development versions?
> It would be so much simpler ...

Seriously; all this random arguing over wacky scheme X or wacky scheme
Y seems a bit odd in the face of such an obvious answer.

Note that given Emacs' traditional numbering practices, it only works
with "super major" release like 22.1 -- a minor release would need
either some other scheme, or a change in the general versioning rules
Emacs uses -- but do we really need to spend time bickering right now?
 [and judging from past threads on this issue, people _love_ to bicker
over it.]

Another comment on the wacky schemes:  Debian uses a "-" separator in
versions for their own reasons, and a "_" separator in package names,
so it might be nice to avoid using these characters.  They have
designated the "~" to be used to denote "pre-versions", so if Emacs
uses such a syntax, it might adopt this too, e.g.: "22.1~pre1" (the
suffix always ~ sorts before even no suffix at all).

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