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Subject: Re: EPICS Base dev release numbering
From: Benjamin Franksen <benjamin.franksen@helmholtz-berlin.de>
To: EPICS Core Talk <core-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:53:35 +0200
On 27.06.2017 14:45, Ralph Lange wrote:
> In the context of merging EPICS 7, I would like to propose to change the
> meaning of the "-DEV" suffix on EPICS release numbers.
> 
> Currently:
> After a release has been published, "-DEV" is added to the *old* release
> number to signal a development state. The number in front of "-DEV" is the
> base of development.
> 
> Proposal:
> After a release has been published, the release number is stepped up, then
> "-DEV" is added to the *new* release number to signal a development state.
> The number in front of "-DEV" is the target of development.
> 
> Reasoning:
> 
>    - Consistency: The package names of practically all Linux distributions
>    as well as the Maven tool used for building the Java parts of Base have the
>    target release number in front of any development phase suffuxes: 4.6-rc1
>    is the release candidate for 4.6, and a Maven version of 5.3.2-SNAPSHOT is
>    a snapshot release of the state that will later be released as 5.3.2.
>    - Version number tests: Code that tests for version numbers
>    (EPICS_VERSION_INT etc) is hard to get right during development if the
>    numeric version points to the previous release.
> 
> Any opinions on that plan?

(+1) Sound pretty much like a no-brainer to me.

Cheers
Ben
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