On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Mats Lidell <matsl(a)xemacs.org> wrote:
>>>>> Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org>
Stephen> But to me "producing releases" is not a goal in itself.
IMHO we don't need a five year plan at the moment. We just need to
plan the very next steps.
My logic goes like this...
The facts are that we have a repo with an almost done GPLv3 or later
that I would like to get out because I think it will be beneficial for
future development. I hope you agree here. This is more or less the
current beta but with a license change. There are no bug fixes or
enhancement there. Only the license change.
Still I think this is important enough to warrant a version number
bump. It should be easy to know that this is the version from which
XEmacs was GPLv3 or later. I suggest a version bump so it sticks
out. Maybe it should be 21.7 then for an odd number if that is needed
for a development version!?
For doing version number bumps I guess we need to do a
release. Normally a release means something new, complete, etc. This
time it does too. A new license. 21.5 will end its life with a release
note that basically states that this is the end. Whatever bugs that
are there will be fixed in the GPLv3 or later version.
IMO you have this exactly right.
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