[tex-live] Re: Re: Re: Re: Aleph versioning

Giuseppe Bilotta bilotta78 at hotpop.com
Sat Sep 4 05:14:04 CEST 2004

Olaf Weber wrote:
> Karl Berry writes:
> >>     You do NOT want "release candidate" numbers like 'rc3' in
> >>     \Alephrevision.  A release candidate had better pretend in all but its
> >>     banner to the release.
> > Why do you say this?  It seems to me that the whole point of a version
> > number is to uniquely identify the release.
> IMHO a "release candidate" specifically should have the behaviour of
> the final product, with the exception of some printed banners.
> > If you fake the version number to say it's version 2 when it's really
> > 1.9rc2 (or whatever), then anyone who wants to distinguish has to
> > find some method other than the version number to do so, obviating the
> > whole point of having version numbers in the first place.
> But a release candidate for version two of an interpreter should, for
> the purpose of (say) scripts that run on this interpreter, claim to
> _be_ version two.  Otherwise the scripts are misled, or worse, the
> scripts have to be made aware of the (typically non-standard and
> non-numerical) version identification scheme used for "release
> candidates".

This makes sense. I'll make it return .0

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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