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Re: Summary of discussion about MariaDB future and release plans
I just wanted to mention product version and how it is encoded in RPM and
DEB packages are 2 different things.
We have similar problem with Percona Server, adding some unstable features
and we plan to either solve it by prefix or different repository.
Inventing your own MariaDB 5.2 is very confusing, seriously
Are fixes in MySQL 5.1.47 in MariaDB 5.2.0 ? Requirement to go and
check the docs all the time is inconvenient.
May be some time in the future amount of changes becomes so large the base
MySQL version will not be relevant any more but it will take time.
> We cannot just make up any numbering scheme we want - it must fit into
> what distributions and various package managers expect from a version
> And as far as I understand, the usual expectations are - three numbers
> as a version, an optional suffix, and a local (distribution specific)
> revision number.
> I'm not sure the sufix is always significant, that is, I don't know how
> they treat two releases that have exactly the same version number, but
> different suffixes. In MySQL the suffix (-alpha, -beta) was not
> significant, and I don't remember if there was a reason for it or not.
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