[NTG-pdftex] Version numbering

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jun 10 09:40:45 CEST 2005


Martin Schröder wrote:
> On 2005-06-09 09:38:04 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> 
>>How many releases do we have per year, i.e. we may as well have enough 
>>resolution with those two numbers; currently we don't even use all of them; 
>>we can use the character number (c) as bug fix number, and use the current 
>>main version number as it is (a*100+b); we should be more generous in 
>>jumping numbers (so by now we should have had a.28 and not some 1.22w or so)
> 
> 
> If I extrapolate for the last 12 months,
> - 1.20a would have been 1.20.0 (2004-09-06)
> - we would probably have a 1.20.1 (2004-10)
> - 1.20b would have been 1.30.0 (2004-12-22)
> - 1.21a would have been 1.40.0 (2005-02-04)
> - we would have done a 1.40.1 and 1.40.2 (and maybe even 1.40.3)
> - the next release would be 1.50.0
> 
> That gives us probably four "proper" releases a year and some bug
> fixing releases inbetween.
> 
> I know that this doesn't look very stable, but we have some
> developement and we should aim at fixing bugs faster.

well, it may look unstable but at least shows more progress that linux kernel 
numbers -)

When will we go 2.00 ? when open type is present?

Hans

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