# [NTG-pdftex] Version numbering

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Fri Jun 10 01:48:41 CEST 2005

On 2005-06-08 18:06:12 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> I do not mind if this is a character and thought there are some
> requests to have numbers.

Why does a software care for _bugfix_ levels? Workarounds?

> > > Thus we have already A, B, and C. What we really need is rather
> > > a specification:
> > > * data type: A, B, C are numbers (/strings), range
> >
> >     A \in [1..\infty]
> >     B \in [0..99]
> >     C in "0".."9" (currently it's "a".."z"
> >
> > B is only increased by 10.
> >
> > > * how does the version look like, formatting issues
> >
> > A.BB.C
>
> There are some contradictions. Here the second B is always zero.
> Taco takes the second B as patchlevel, but what is \pdftexrevision
> then?

Starting with 1.30, B will be \in [30,40,50,60,70,80,90],
starting with 2.0, B will be \in [0..9].
\pdftexrevision will always be in "0".."9".

>       Also already the tenth version forces the main version A to
> be incremented.

Yes. 1.90, 2.0, .. 2.9, 3.0 ..

Best regards
Martin
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