Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Tue Nov 27 05:54:33 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 17:36 -0600, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Greg Marsden wrote:
> > When do these defines get updated in the release process. I just checked 
> > out 4.8 from CVS and RTEMS_MINOR it is still set to 7.
> > I want to use it since our non-RTEMS BSP needs subtle changes based on 
> > the RTEMS version.
> >   
> They are normally updated as part of cutting the tarball.  We don't cut
> branches very often.  Maybe Ralf has thoughts on what the version
> number should be on a branch between branching and the first
> tarball.
The whole idea with version numbers is to have them steadily increasing,
i.e. to let 4.8.0 exactly match the 4.8.0 final release and to avoid
infecting version numbers with "alpha"/"pre" or similar additions, which
would render version comparisons non-steady.

> Internally, you could follow the instructions in Makefile.maint
> and update it locally.


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