ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.6 Second Release Candidate

Brian Smith brianlsmith at
Sun Oct 8 19:51:18 EDT 2006

On 10/8/06, Ross Paterson <ross at> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 05:30:25PM -0500, Brian Smith wrote:
> > I see that it is documented in later versions. But, I don't see how
> > that mechanism would help in this situation.
> You still have to bump the version number immediately before you release.
> You can bump it again immediately after you release (e.g. if you're using
> Linux-style odd/even version numbering), but you don't have to, because
> snapshot source distributions will have version numbers like 2.0.20061008
> -- intermediate between 2.0 and 2.1, but with a date for bug tracking.

Isn't that assuming that everybody gets packages from source distributions?
In reality, nobody is making snapshot distributions--if somebody has a
non-release version, they most likely got it directly from the repository
and not from a source distribution.

- Brian
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