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From "Travis Vitek" <>
Subject RE: [Stdcxx Wiki] Update of "TargetPlatforms" by EricLemings
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 18:54:53 GMT

>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]


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