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Development version string announcement


Since our previous discussion about the version string for the
development branch we have had more users confused about what appears to
be the 5.1 stable version not being able to open board files created by
a nightly version.  To this end, I am making an executive decision to
change the development branch version tag to 5.99.0 so that it's obvious
to users that the development version is newer than the current stable
version.  I realize that this was not universally popular with all of
our package devs but given the number of times this has been an issue
for users I cannot continue to ignore this.  Before I change the tag, do
any of our package devs need any time to prepare.  If I don't hear
anything by the end of the weekend, I will update the version tag in the
master branch on Monday.



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