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Re: [wwwdocs] releases.html v/s develop.html


On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 11:43:09PM +0200, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> In the eyes of at least some, especially the dates for the old
> releases in releases.html are of historical interest, so I'd be
> quite hesitant to remove these.
> 
> I'm not sure I agree that it is easy to miss the statement on 
> releases past 4.0.0 on that page, but empircal evidence seems
> to prove me wrong.

Let's just add the info to the table.  Here is a proposed patch.
Note that I resorted by date and added an explanation.  I think
that the attempt to sort by release number became increasingly
untenable after 3.4, because we now have heavy overlapping.  Better
to just state it and explain it.

Index: releases.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/releases.html,v
retrieving revision 1.67
diff -u -r1.67 releases.html
--- releases.html	10 Mar 2006 12:42:46 -0000	1.67
+++ releases.html	1 Jun 2006 22:20:40 -0000
@@ -26,21 +26,31 @@
 
 <h2><a name="timeline">GCC Timeline</a></h2>
 
+<p>The table is sorted by date; starting with version 3.3.4, the GCC
+project provides bug releases for older release branches for those users
+who require a very high degree of stability.</p>
+
 <p>Please refer to our <a href="develop.html#timeline">development plan</a>
-for releases past 4.0.0 and future releases.</p>
+for future releases, and an alternative view of the release history.</p>
 
 <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
 <tr><th>Release</th><th>Release date</th></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.1/">GCC 4.1.1</a></td>   <td>May 24, 2006</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.0/">GCC 4.0.3</a></td>   <td>March 10, 2006</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.6</a></td>   <td>March 06, 2006</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.1/">GCC 4.1.0</a></td>   <td>February 28, 2006</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.5</a></td>   <td>November 30, 2005</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.0/">GCC 4.0.2</a></td>  <td>September 28, 2005</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.0/">GCC 4.0.1</a></td>   <td>July 7, 2005</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.4</a></td>   <td>May 18, 2005</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.6</a></td>   <td>May 3, 2005</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-4.0/">GCC 4.0.0</a></td>   <td>April 20, 2005</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.3</a></td>   <td>November 4, 2004</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.5</a></td> <td>September 30, 2004</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.2</a></td>   <td>September 6, 2004</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.1</a></td>   <td>July 1, 2004</td></tr>
-<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.0</a></td>   <td>April 18, 2004</td></tr>
-<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.6</a></td>   <td>May 3, 2005</td></tr>
-<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.5</a></td> <td>September 30, 2004</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.4</a></td>   <td>May 31, 2004</td></tr>
+<tr><td><a href="gcc-3.4/">GCC 3.4.0</a></td>   <td>April 18, 2004</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.3</a></td>   <td>February 14, 2004</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.2</a></td>   <td>October 17, 2003</td></tr>
 <tr><td><a href="gcc-3.3/">GCC 3.3.1</a></td>   <td>August 8, 2003</td></tr>


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