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SubjectRe: [Announce] GIT v1.5.0-rc2
Junio C Hamano wrote:
>
> One worry I had about releasing git-1.5.0-rc2-1.rpm and friends
> just like the "official" ones was that people might have scripts
> to automate downloading & updating of packages, and they may not
> like to get "beta" installed for them.
>
> I wonder if kernel.org machines are also affected...
>

Put them in a different directory hierarchy if you don't want to make
them installed.

>> I know it's a bit late to ask, but if new on-disk format changes, isn't
>> it time to bump the version to 2.0? It would be easier for many people to
>> remember that GIT 1.X uses format version 1 and that GIT 2.X uses format
>> version 2 with backwards compatibility with 1.X. I also think that 1.5
>> is much more different from 1.0 than a mid-term 2.0 would be from current
>> 1.5.
>
> I think we could have gone either way (as you said, it is
> probably a bit too late to discuss this), but it should probably
> be Ok to stay at 1.X as long as these one-way-street format
> updates are turned off by default.
>
> And the above happened way before this round and people have
> hopefully been happily using. For example, v1.4.2 was done
> early August 2006.

In general, though, I would agree that the major number should change if
there is an incompatible change.

-hpa


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