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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-04 11:11:57

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Peter Dimov wrote:
>> Phil Richards wrote:
>>> Fine, but why skip to 35?
>> '35' because it's going to be the 35th major release of Boost.
> ...
>> Put differently, what I'm saying is that Boost can no longer pretend
>> to be a library instead of a compilation.
>> A release should merely be a collection of library versions that
>> have been tested together and known to work.
> From a successful vendor who releases such "packages", Ubuntu Linux
> uses what seems to make more sense, dated version number. The latest
> release being 7.04, for April 2007.

The number itself can be arbitrary, 35 is just the logical extension of our
traditional way of numbering releases. We can even use names such as gregor3
or witt2. One drawback of using the date is that you don't know it yet when
you need to create the release branch.

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