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    SubjectRe: [Announce] GIT v1.5.0-rc2
    Junio C Hamano wrote:
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    > 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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