[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.  


More information about the FreeTDS mailing list