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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] trinity version

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:54:52 -0800 (PST)
> > ===========================
> > Proposed announcement:
> >
> > The version number for the Trinity Desktop Environment
> (TDE) will change
> > with the next release, tentatively scheduled for May
> 2012. The current
> > version is 3.5.13 and the next version will be R14.
> Under the current
> > version scheme the next version would be 3.5.14. Using
> R14 is a simple way
> > of connecting to past version numbers yet start a new
> version scheme.
> >
> > Bug fix and security releases will be noted in the new
> version scheme by
> > ... (somebody else complete this statement.)
> > ===========================

> Regarding the announcement, let's hold off until Dec.
> 1st.  That will
> allow me to finish the GIT migration and actually get the
> new version
> number into the code repository.

Sounds good. No rush, plenty of time yet. Save the proposed announcment and edit to taste. :)

Probably a good idea to have at least one other person besides you make a run at building packages from GIT using the new version number. Basic quality assurance. :)

I don't think we agreed on versions for bug fixes and security patches.


I don't want to see the version number increment by one whole number every release --- like the joke that Mozilla uses for Firefox. People are likely to presume we are doing that simply to create big version numbers, which fools nobody and impresses nobody.

For example, the next version in May 2012 will be R14.0. If there is a security patch or serious bug fix before the next official release, then use the alphabet to bump the version: R14.0a. If the next official release introduces nothing major with respect to development, then the next release thereafter would be R14.1.