On 10/8/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Ross Paterson</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 05:30:25PM -0500, Brian Smith wrote:<br>> I see that it is documented in later versions. But, I don't see how<br>> that mechanism would help in this situation.<br><br>You still have to bump the version number immediately before you release.
<br>You can bump it again immediately after you release (e.g. if you're using<br>Linux-style odd/even version numbering), but you don't have to, because<br>snapshot source distributions will have version numbers like 2.0.20061008
<br>-- intermediate between 2.0 and 2.1, but with a date for bug tracking.</blockquote><div><br>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.