[libvirt] Re: [Qemu-devel] Changing the QEMU svn VERSION string

Paul Brook paul at codesourcery.com
Tue Apr 7 22:36:40 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 07 April 2009, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 08:52:46AM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> > I think that's going to lead to even more confusion.  While I'm inclined
> > to not greatly mind 0.10.99 for the development tree, when we do release
> > candidates for the next release, it's going to be 0.11.0-rc1.  I don't
> > expect RPMs to ever be created from non-release versions of QEMU provided
> > we stick to our plan of frequent releases.
> FWIW, GDB uses 6.8.50 (devel branch), 6.8.90 (release branch), 6.8.91
> (rc1).  That's worked out well for us.

I like this one.

I'm extremely sceptical of anything that claims to need a fine grained version 
number. In practice version numbers for open source projects are fairly 
arbitrary and meaningless because almost everyone has their own set of 
patches and backported fixes anyway.


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