[freetds] Need for 0.83 as stable version
James K. Lowden
jklowden at freetds.org
Wed Jun 24 18:37:01 EDT 2009
Stuart Henderson wrote:
> freetds-patched.tgz is part-way there, but it has some problems.
> It's a moving target which, as an OS packager, is hard to work with;
> it would be much easier to work with a file that either has a date
> in the filename, or a new minor release, or has some kind of version
> like '0.82pl1'.
I think that's feasible. I wasn't thinking of packagers (never havinng
been one), but of people who build from source.
All you're asking for is a fixed version number for any given
distribution, patched or not. With releases, freetds-stable.tgz is just
an alias for (currently) freetds-0.82.tar.gz. freetds-patched.tgz could
analogously be an alias for (say) freetds-0.82p11.tar.gz. Seems
In fact, it would make point releases (e.g. 0.82.1) obsolete. Why bother
specifically labelling them? Just get the latest patched release.
Erm, it augers for Subversion, which has repository-wide version numbers
that could serve as the "patch number".
I'll see what can be done.
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