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Re: GCC version bikeshedding


> What do you propose that we do?

Probably just jump to 5.0 (or 5.1) without the subsequent acceleration.

> Step 1: We agree that the current major revision number conveys no
> information, and therefore we will change the major revision number
> with every release.  (I understand that you do not agree with this.)

Yes.

> Step 2: Assuming we agree about step 1, what should the next version
> number be?  Well, the current version is 4.9.  Therefore, the next
> version should be 5.0.  That seems entirely natural to me.  Having the
> next release be 10.0 would make no sense to anybody who is not an
> active GCC developer.

I also disagree with the last assertion (for example Sun did that for Solaris) 
but that's probably too much bikeshedding at this point.

-- 
Eric Botcazou


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