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Re: CVS versions of gdb have same number as stable version.
Elena Zannoni wrote:
> Let's look at the history:
> 1999-04-09 Jim Blandy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * GDB 4.18 released.
> * Makefile.in (VERSION): Bump to 4.18.1.
In retrospect, this hasn't been a great choice, because of the
potential for confusion with real releases. It's not been too
much of a problem in practice, compared to GCC, because people
don't tend to pick up as many prerelease GDB versions (because
it's perfect already, of course. :-) ). GDB has also tended
not to have too many point releases.
So for consistency with other projects, I'd favor calling it 5.0.90
now, and 5.1.90 right after the next release, and to update an
appended date every day - that has been very handy for GCC.