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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: 10.2.0.1 snapshot posted
Date Sat, 27 May 2006 05:08:16 GMT
Hi Andrew,

I hadn't seen this jewel before. Thanks for letting me know that the  
release numbering scheme is well-established and consistent.

Craig

On May 26, 2006, at 8:38 PM, Andrew McIntyre wrote:

> On 5/26/06, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>>
>> Does this mean that the official release might actually be something
>> like 10.2.0.8, considering the number of cycles that we might go
>> through over the next several months?
>
> From http://db.apache.org/derby/papers/versionupgrade.html:
>
> "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'.
>
> Additionally a boolean beta flag exists, which when true causes the
> version string to be appended with the word 'beta' to indicate beta
> quality software."
>
> So, the first real release candidate would have both the third digit
> bumped to 1, the fourth digit zeroed out, and the beta flag set to
> false. So the first release off of 10.2 will be (at least) 10.2.1.0.
> If there's a formal beta period and Rick decides to make the beta
> 10.2.1.0, then the first real release candidate might be 10.2.1.1.
> That's up to him. :-)
>
> andrew

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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