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From Martin Sebor <mse...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Branching policy, 4.3.x, 5.0.0, etc.
Date Sun, 02 Sep 2012 03:38:40 GMT
On 08/31/2012 12:52 PM, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Liviu Nicoara <nikkoara@hates.ms> wrote:
>> On 08/31/12 14:15, Stefan Teleman wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> My understanding is that 4.2.x and 4.3.x are bugfix/rfe releases while
>>> 5.x would become C++2011.
>>
>>
>> There is an implicitly stated binary incompatibility between 4.2 and 4.3.
>> Are you privy to what prompted 4.3.x? I could look it up, I just didn't get
>> that far.
>
> Nope, don't know what prompted 4.3.x - Martin probably knows.

Most likely the first forward incompatible change. The ChangeLog
should say which. 4.3 is source and backward binary compatible
with 4.2, and 5.0 isn't necessarily either. All 4.2.x releases
are backward and forward binary compatible with one another.

The goal of 4.2.2 is to contain trivial bug fixes for 4.2.1, 4.3
is for somewhat bigger bug fixes. 5.0 meant for is C++ 11 as Stefan
says where we can break binary (and even source) compatibility.

Martin

>
> --Stefan
>


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