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RE: a question about binutils snapshot & release versions
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tristan Gingold [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Oct 20, 2011, at 2:59 AM, Kamble, Nitin A wrote:
> > Hi binutils developers,
> > I have a question about release version of binutils. I need to
> choose right version of binutils for the yoctoproject.org. And I am bit
> confused by versioning scheme out there.
> > As per this webpage: http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/, The
> latest release of GNU binutils is 2.21.
> > But I see snapshot images over here
> ftp://sourceware.org/pub/binutils/snapshots up to version 2.22.51.
> > So aren't the snapshot images official version of binutils?
> No they aren't. Snapshot are daily created and are just tar balls of
> the current development tree.
> > I was thinking the 2.22.51 should be the latest version, but it is
> Correct. The latest release is 2.21.1a, the 2.22 release is still on-
> going work, and the current development tree (versioned 2.22.51) will
> eventually create the 2.23 version.
Thank you for prompt response Tristan. It does help understand the use of version numbers better.
So if I understand right then the current 2.21.90 snapshot will soon lead into the 2.22 released version.
Do you have any idea when 2.22 will be released ?
> > Can somebody please explain me this versioning scheme, and when to
> use the latest snapshot and when the latest released version?
> You'd better to always use the latest released version unless you need
> very recently added features or unless you want to beta test.
> There are some information about versioning in