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On 12 July 2007 15:29, Doug Gregor wrote:

> On 7/12/07, Basile STARYNKEVITCH <> wrote:
>> Mark Mitchell wrote:
>>> 3. After GCC 4.2.1 is released, we will renumber the branch to GCC 4.3.
>>>   What would have been GCC 4.2.2 will instead be GCC 4.3.3, to try to
>>> emphasize the GPLv3 switch.  The GCC mainline will then be GCC 4.4.
>> I find this surprising and a bit confusing! My first reaction (maybe not
>> enough thought) is that most users don't care much about GCC source code,
>> only about its functionality (making an executable from C or C++ source
>> code). I am not very sure that a "minor" change on the GCC source code
>> license should affect so significantly the version numbering.  
> I had the same reaction. A new major release of GCC 

  Ok, hadn't you better both stop right there.  "Major" release?
"significantly" affect the version numbering?  We're going from 4.2 to 4.3.
That's the MINOR release number that's changing.

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