[development] death to "x.y.z" version is now inevitable
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Thu Nov 16 10:37:42 UTC 2006
On Nov 15, 2006, at 6:10 PM, Darrel O'Pry wrote:
> in case I confused anyone else...
please stop spreading confusion. ;)
> DRUPAL-4-7--1 is DRUPAL-4-7 and is a branch...
DRUPAL-4-7--1 *DOES NOT EXIST*. ;)
again, please read this thread to understand why not:
> DRUPAL-4-7--1-0 is a release tag in the DRUPAL-4-7/DRUPAL-4-7--1
just call it "the DRUPAL-4-7" branch, since that's what it is.
talking about "DRUPAL-4-7--1" as if it exists will do nothing but
> DRUPAL-4-7--2 is another branch.
> DRUPAL-4-7--2-0 is a release tag within the DRUPAL-4-7--2 branch....
> and .x is the laymans term for a dev version...
'x' is a variable, like high-school algebra. it's a place-holder for
something you don't know the value of. ;) if it's the '.x' right
before a '-dev', then yeah, it just means "you don't know the patch
level, since you just have something from the end of a branch, not a
specific tag.". if it's the '.x' in the first part of the version
(e.g. 4.7.x-1.0), it means "any version of core with the version
4.7.something". as in, "this module is compatible with 4.7.1, 4.7.2,
4.7.3, etc. in this case, there's nothing particularly "dev" about
it. so, equating ".x" with "dev" is misleading.
to avoid potential problems using '*' for this (can't have '*' in the
name of the tarball, for example), and since my goal was as much
uniformity of the identifiers as possible, i figured people could
handle using 'x' as an unknown value.
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