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Re: [h5md-user] Version number instead of major+minor version numbers

From: Peter Colberg
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] Version number instead of major+minor version numbers
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:13:22 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 10:33:18AM +0200, Konrad Hinsen wrote:
> Peter Colberg writes:
>  > The specification will not be revised as often as a software program,
>  > thus single-level version numbers are practical. The benefit is
>  > simpler H5MD version comparison by a computer program.
> Sounds reasonable. It makes sense (to me at least) to have a
> single-level version number for the data and a two-level version
> number for the specification. A minor version change in the
> specification would indicate changes to the text (clarifications,
> corrections) that have no impact on the data format.

Good idea. Then we can use branches such as v1 for the file format
version, and tags such as v1.0 for the text version of the H5MD


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