[FFmpeg-devel] update for 0.9
dominique at leuenberger.net
Mon Dec 12 16:02:37 CET 2011
On Mon, 2011-12-12 at 15:22 +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le primidi 21 frimaire, an CCXX, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> > update for 0.9
> Where does it go after that? 0.10? It looks like a step backward, since
> 0.10<0.9 mathematically. 1.0? This is a very symbolic number, for no
> particular reason.
> Maybe lose the "0.": 0.8.7 becomes 8.7, 0.9 becomes 9.0, and the next major
> release would be 10.0.
> Another possibility: 1.0 will be with the next major bump for SONAMEs, and
> then 1.1, 1.2, etc., until 2.0 for the major bump after that.
I'd just say: a version is a version is a version and does not mean
Randomly bumping SONAMEs just because the version changes is plain
wrong. The SONAME has a different purpose than showing version numbers.
1.0 is nothing different that 0.1.0.1.4.3.5 (which, frankly, is still a
valid version number).
Just go to 0.10 after 0.9. Even rpm knows that 0.10 > 0.9 (it's only
math purists that can't believe this).
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