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From "Eric Lemings" <Eric.Lemi...@roguewave.com>
Subject RE: [Stdcxx Wiki] Update of "TargetPlatforms" by EricLemings
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 20:49:28 GMT
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travis Vitek [mailto:Travis.Vitek@roguewave.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 12:55 PM
> To: dev@stdcxx.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [Stdcxx Wiki] Update of "TargetPlatforms" by EricLemings
> 
>  
> 
> >Eric Lemings wrote:
> > 
> >
> >So I'm left wondering: how does a patch release differ from a minor
> >release?  Or is it really arbitrary?
> 
> The difference is forward compatibility. Maintenance releases 
> have to be
> forward and backward compatible, but minor releases  need only be
> backward compatible. [ref http://stdcxx.apache.org/versions.html]

And major releases need not be compatible either way.

Now that makes more sense.  By these definitions, adding a platform
is allowed in a maintenance release so long as the compatibility
restrictions are met.

Correct me if I got any of this wrong.

Brad.

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