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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Preparing to cut the 10.4 branch
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:09:40 GMT
Dyre.Tjeldvoll@Sun.COM wrote:
> Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> writes:
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>> When I run sysinfo against the branch, it reports that the version
>>> id is " alpha - (635685)". It think that you need to modify
>>> the 3rd digit in the release id. I believe that is the secret
>>> handshake which turns an alpha into a beta.
>> The "secret handshake" is documented here:
>>   http://db.apache.org/derby/papers/versionupgrade.html
> I'm sorry, but this is utterly confusing to me.
> tools/ant/properties/release.properties contains a property called 
> 'beta' that can either be 'true' or 'false'
> The wiki page (http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbySnapshotOrRelease)
> talks about the 'beta flag'.
> You are saying that the 'beta flag' does not refer to the previously
> mentioned property, but to whether or not the 3rd digit of the version
> number (the fixpack number) is 0 or not?

No, to quote the document:

"Fixpack (f) of 0 (zero) is a special value that indicates alpha quality 
software and causes version string to be appended with the word "alpha"."

Thus the third digit being 0 always marks the software as alpha, 
regardless of any setting of the beta flag, it overrides it.


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