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Re: lib dir numbers
- To: obrien at NUXI dot com
- Subject: Re: lib dir numbers
- From: Jeffrey A Law <law at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 22:17:57 -0700
- cc: egcs at cygnus dot com
- Reply-To: law at cygnus dot com
In message <email@example.com>you write:
> What does the "2.90.27" mean in <prefix>/lib/gcc-lib/*/egcs-2.90.27 for
> v1.0.2 that came out 980316?
It's just a number to identify the release. No particular meaning.
> I notice that the 980315 snapshot uses "2.91.14". Does that mean the
> 980315 snapshot is later code and should be installed in preference to
> v1.0.2 even though it came out later?
Yes 980315 is newer code than the 1.0.2 release :-) So, yes in that
respect the numbers have meaning. The bigger the number the newer
Basically we have two branches in the sources -- the current release
(1.0.x) and the mainline development tree.
The release branch only gets critical bugfixes while the mainline
sources are still under active development.
It's a snapshot, you're welcome to install it. But it's totally your
decision. I personally use the "bits of the day" from CVS regularly,
but I'm also capable of dealing with any day-to-day instability in
the egcs sources.