Current trunk builds have version strings like those (user-agent): Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/2002091318 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/2002091408 Before 1.0 we used to have x.y+ in the trunk, where x.y was the version of the last branch/release. This made trunk builds clearly distinguishable from branch builds or releases. So now we should be at 1.2a+ pi
Throwing this over to leaf since he has the magic script to rev the version in the score of contents*.rdf files. Just changing the version in configure.in & config/milestone.txt doesn't seem to be enough.
Assignee: seawood → leaf
now that we don't branch for alpha and beta releases, it's less clear when/if we should use a "+" on the trunk. ccing lpham and asasaki since they are working on related trunk versioning bugs.
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.3alpha
My suggestion for the branch-less time would be to always have the + except for the very release. So now would be 1.2a+, then only one build 1.2b and then 1.2b+ from the next build on. pi
We currently have the situation that trunk builds before and after the 1.2b release and the release itself have rv:1.2b. Very confusing. As an example, pople in newsgroups (like news:de.comm.software.mozilla) say they are using 1.2b which they often don't. pi
No we have rv:1.2b in trunk before and after 1.2b relase and after branch 1.2final, I assume also in the branch. This is quite ridiculous. It makes the whole point of the version information bogus. pi
Summary: Trunk should have + in verson string → Trunk should have + in version string
It is getting more and more annoying. People in newsgroups (like de.comm.software.mozilla) constantly keep talking about version 1.3a which isn't released yet. They don't understand that this is latest-trunk. pi
Assignee: leaf → granrose
engineer gone, wontfix. if you want it, reopen the bug and reassign it to yourself.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
This is not a bug which simply can get fixed. It would require a change after each branching or release. This is something only the top maintainers could do. pi
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