VERSION change

Chris Johns chrisj at
Wed Apr 24 00:03:05 UTC 2013

Joel Sherrill wrote:
> I don't care what we do but one thought I had overnight is that a
> "real release" version number shouldn't match more than more
> git hash.

Yeap I agree. I assume a tag, actually an annotated tag would handle this.

> The use of the "next major" version in the tools and keeping the
> code stamped "current major" while we are in between is confusing.
> The tool target being "next major" was to avoid a tool respin at branch
> time. I don't know if this is a factor or not. Technically changing the
> target
> name when we branch impacts the tool stability. It is easy enough to
> argue that we are just renaming and it has no real impact though. But it
> is a thought.

If we had test results for the tools we would know changes like are ok.


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