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Re: OpenOffice.org on OS X and GNUstep


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org on OS X and GNUstep
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 10:00:45 +0100

On 11/10/05, John Davidorff Pell <address@hidden> wrote:
[...]
> Solution:
[...]
> 2) keep the version numbers for the packages, but release a jumbo tar
> with meaningful versions included, i.e. GNUstep release 1, release 2,
> release 3. Each one has to work, and continue working, without any
> updates until the next major release.

I fully agree. GNUstep's versioning is horrible at best. While it is
ok (IMHO) to have version numbers for each package, there needs to be
one 'overall' version that can be used, eg. in panels.

Eg. imagine a panel in used in a workspace manager that's supposed to
display the OS name, OS version and GNUstep version. The first two are
trivial to provide.

But which version are you as a developer going to use for the GNUstep
line? The version of -make, -base, -gui or -back?

Well, -make and -base are at 1.11.x which implies at least some
stability. Now, what happens if you use the version of -gui and -back?
Those are at 0.10.x -- which won't induce much, if any,
assurance/trust on the user's side.

Cheers,

--
Chris,
sorry for bitching about the versioning once again...




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