Current stable tag slip status

Bill Hacker wbh at
Fri Mar 25 22:21:39 PST 2005

Chris Pressey wrote:

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:05:23 +0800
Bill Hacker <wbh at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ed wrote:

I'd suggest to use lower release numbers.
I'm sure to branded a heretic here, but the 'numbers game'
is one of the less-attractive features of software.

I tend to agree, but I also think that - if we were to abandon the
traditional version numbering system - the alternative systems proposed
so far (here and on users@) are still more complicated than they have to
be.  Why not just use the date (YYYYMMDD)?  And add "RELEASE" on the end
to distinguish releases from snapshots.
I think we are safe (on this issues at least) with 2-digit
dates for another 90+ years[1].
And a single letter: R, S, C, X

- I stuck the 'DF' in 'coz of all the times I've seen folks
going back and forth over entirly different 'races' of
code before they twigged to that.

[1] 'Course I thought the same when coding COBOL in
the 60's..... figured computers would be obsolete before
the millenium.

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