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Stas Bekman
October 16, 2003 09:53
Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1
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Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 05:55:26PM -0700, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>I've moved my maint perl tree to 5.8.2:
>>rsync -acvz --delete --force rsync:// 
>>gives me patch level 21395
>>but when I build it it reports 5.8.1, is that on purpose?
> I think "yes", in that it should be reporting itself as 5.8.1 with 1
> registered patch (MAINT #####)
> 5.8.1-to-be reported itself as 5.8.0 with a maint patch for most of the
> period between 5.8.0 and 5.8.1. IIRC Jarkko only advanced it to 5.8.1
> (with a maint patch) shortly before the release candidates.
> Then again, if we are going to release 5.8.2 soon (for the hashing issues)
> then we'll be onto release candidates in the next few days anyway. :-)

Is there any significant reason for not incrementing the release number 
immediately after doing a release. This is just confusing for those who 
maintain multiple builds of perl. And then somewhere down the road you have to 
reinstall helluva lot things because suddenly the directories including 5.8.1 
should be 5.8.2. And there are lots of them. I'd rather switch to the 5.8.2 
notation right away and go with it all the way till it gets released, no 
matter when this happens. Does it make any sense?

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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