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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: 1.3-final builds as 1.4-rc1-dev?
Date Thu, 11 Mar 2004 02:50:49 GMT
On Mar 10, 2004, at 9:45 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
> Jeff Wong wrote:
>> I noticed that Lucene 1.3-final source builds a JAR file whose version
>> number is "1.4-rc1-dev".  What does this mean?  Will 1.4-final build 
>> as
>> "1.5-rc1-dev"?
> Probably.  If you modify the sources of a 1.3-final release, and build 
> them, you're not building 1.3-final, but a derivative.  We could call 
> it 1.3-dev or something, but that would be strange, as 1.3 development 
> is closed.  All development is now towards 1.4-based releases.  As a 
> side-effect, even if you make no changes to the 1.3-final sources and 
> build them, it builds as 1.4-rc1-dev.  I think that is still safer 
> than calling it 1.3-final, since 1.3-final should be reserved for the 
> exact jar file downloaded from Apache.  In general, anything ending 
> with -dev doesn't have any guarantees, and the version before that is 
> only meant to be suggestive.

Ah... this seems perfectly reasonable!  And I concur.... if its not the 
exact JAR then it shouldn't have the "final" stamp of approval.


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