Syncing ECM release number with KF5

Alex Merry alex.merry at
Fri Mar 27 16:48:25 GMT 2015

On Wednesday 25 March 2015 22:35:24 Stephen Kelly wrote:
> Hello,
> ECM release numbers are in sync with KF5 release numbers, except for the
> major component.
> This means that if you want to build the 5.x.y release you have to download
> the 1.x.y release of ECM. That doubles the complexity of your script which
> downloads the tarball to build it.
> That is bad and it is not necessary.
> Let's sync the major number for the next release.
> At some point the reason to make them out of sync was to be able to make ECM
> releases more frequently. That is very rare because KF5 releases are
> happening every month. If ECM needs to make an out of band release, it can
> use the 4th version number component.

I have no particular objection, although I think "doubling the complexity" of 
scripts is overstating things a little.

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