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Rolf Eike Beer eike at
Sat Jul 14 23:00:28 UTC 2012

Am Samstag 14 Juli 2012, 23:47:29 schrieb David Faure:
> On Saturday 14 July 2012 12:29:57 Michael Jansen wrote:
> > Why not marking an alpha, beta and rc as what it is and every other
> > project
> > out there already does? Why masking is as a stable release?
> > 
> > 4.N.1~alpha1
> > 4.N.1~alpha2
> > 4.N.1~beta1
> > 4.N.1~beta2
> > 4.N.1~rc
> > 4.N.1
> This is fine in external communication and bugzilla, but we still need a
> kdeversion.h[.cmake] in kdelibs).
> This is necessary in order to be able to write
> #if KDE_IS_VERSION(4, 9, 82).

I thought about this, too. But then I wondered: do we really need this? Why 
would we check anywhere if this is e.g. beta2? What if all versions since 
beta1 (alpha1? rc1?) internally say they are 4.10.0 as number (for bugzilla 
they should indeed use their string version, but that's another story). Who 
would need to distuinguish between a rc1 and a final release component (beyond 
bugzilla)? Since the API must be the same anyway, and working around certain 
behaviour of a rc1 compared to something else is bogus also, no?

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