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Re: a question about binutils snapshot & release versions
On Oct 21, 2011, at 1:04 AM, Kamble, Nitin A wrote:
>> -----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