ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.8.1 Release Candidate
jeremy.shaw at linspireinc.com
Thu Sep 13 13:40:49 EDT 2007
At Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:26:05 +0100,
Ian Lynagh wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 07:55:21AM +0200, Stefan Holdermans wrote:
> > >We are pleased to announce the Release Candidate phase for GHC 6.8.1.
> > That's 6.8, right? Or have I missed something?
> No, it's 6.8.1:
Seems like something is wrong with this version number though:
Snapshots beginning with 6.8.20070909 are release candidates for 6.8.1
In many version numbering schemes, 6.8.20070909 would be a higher
version than 6.8.1.
According to policy:
Stable snapshot releases are named x.y.z.YYYYMMDD. where YYYYMMDD
is the date of the sources from which the snapshot was built, and
x.y.z+1 is the next release to be made on that branch. For
example, 126.96.36.19940225 would be a snapshot of the 6.8 branch
during the development of 6.8.2.
*Main> let version (x,y,z+1) date = concat [ show x, ".", show y, ".", show z, ".", date]
*Main> version (6,8,1) "20070909"
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