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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.1 release candidate 4

From: Chad Walstrom
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.1 release candidate 4
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:06:38 -0500

Jon wrote:
> Having a bit of trouble parsing this; didn't get Josh's note for
> some reason.  Are you wanting RC4 called 1.2, or are you wanting the
> eventual release calle d 1.2?

I believe he is indicating that because there is a tarball already in
circulation [1]_ (even if it doesn't exist on savannah today) called
nmh-1.1.tar.gz, that releasing 1.1 would be confusing.  See this

.. [1] http://www.mhonarc.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2004-11/msg00011.html

The FSF directory entry [2]_ also indicates that nmh-1.1.tar.gz is

.. [2] http://directory.fsf.org/email/clients/text/nmh.html.

It appears even the MH FAQ includes a reference [3]_ to nmh-1.1.tar.gz.

.. [3] http://www.cs.uu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/mail/mh-faq/part1.html

1.1-RC3, for good or bad, is known as the "official" 1.1.  Therefore,
the MINOR number of this new version should be bumped to 2 making
nmh-1.1-RC4 nmh-1.2-RC4.  Even if it's an "artificial" version
increment, it'll make it clearer to grep for upgrades in light of the
1.1 "confusion".  You could choose to make the version nmh-1.2-RC1 if
you wish.

> A general comment here... it's really hard to make some types of
> changes on savannah.  For example, they have to take files down;
> maintainers can't do it themselves.  So if there are any issues with
> naming or content let's get them hashed out in advance.

Exactly, though it looks like you'll have to make that request.  It
may actually make sense to find a copy of the nmh-1.1.tar.gz that
matches the post in [1]_ and upload it for posterity.

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