Version numbers question

Ilya Verbin iverbin@gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 14:09:00 GMT 2015


On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:55:03 -0500, JohnT wrote:
> I am wondering why it appears that GCC has started drastically raising its
> major version number for minor changes, instead of spending several years
> on version 3 and 4. 4.0.1, 4.1.1 and 4.12, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.5, up through
> 4.7.0, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, the 4.8 and 4.9 releases, then version 5.1 and
> talking about version 6. Little changes should be reflected in minor
> version and bugfix numbers, not major version jumps.

A part of the discussion (~80 mails) is here:
https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2014-07/msg00196.html

  -- Ilya



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