Re: New fontconfig release proposal

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On 10/25/07, Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 06:45 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> > On 10/25/07, Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > It's been almost a year since fontconfig 2.4.2 was released, and there
> > > are several useful bugs that have been fixed since then.
> > >
> > > I'm thinking this should be called fontconfig 2.4.3 unless people want
> > > me to reduce the number of digits in the version and move to 2.5.
> >
> > I'm just an observer here, but I think it would be preferred for the
> > release to be 2.4.3 unless there's an incompatibility with other 2.4.x
> > releases. That would then imply that this release is bug fixes, which
> > it appears it would be.
> It does use a new version number in the cache files (necessary because I
> added the directory mtime to the cache data). Old versions of the
> library can read new cache files, but new versions of the library will
> refuse to use old versions of the cache files.
> Mostly, I was thinking that I would like to trim a digit off of the
> fontconfig release numbering scheme; otherwise it will be 2.4 forever,
> which seems unnecessary.

Those seem like valid reasons to me. If you do bump the minor version,
could you put a blurb in the release notes about why?

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