Commit 9208824c authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar
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[project @ 2004-03-01 10:17:53 by simonmar]

Update version numbering policy: we now allow snapshots along the
stable branch (eg. 6.2.20040229).
parent ae8e4261
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<para>Snapshot releases are named
<literal><replaceable>x</replaceable>.<replaceable>y</replaceable>.YYYYMMDD</literal>
where <literal>y</literal> is <emphasis>odd</emphasis>, and
<literal>YYYYMMDD</literal> is the date of the sources from
which the snapshot was built. In theory, you can check out
the exact same sources from the CVS repository using this
date.</para>
where <literal>YYYYMMDD</literal> is the date of the sources
from which the snapshot was built. In theory, you can check
out the exact same sources from the CVS repository using
this date.</para>
<para>If <replaceable>y</replaceable> is odd, then this is a
snapshot of the CVS HEAD (the main development branch). If
<replaceable>y</replaceable> is even, then it is a snapshot
of the stable branch between patchlevel releases. For
example, <literal>6.3.20040225</literal> would be a snapshot
of the HEAD, but <literal>6.2.20040225</literal> would be a
snapshot of the <literal>6.2</literal> branch.</para>
<para>The value of <literal>__GLASGOW_HASKELL__</literal>
for a snapshot release is the integer
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