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Re: More strict version numbering

From: Vincent Torri <>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:35:24 +0200

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> Hi friends,
> A while ago I was asked by someone about how we bump version numbers (or
> not) in the curl project and I had to confess that it is a little random
> when we change the Y in x.y.z or when we just bump the Z.
> I would like us to switch to a more strict model where we _always_ bump Y
> when there's new stuff/functionality added and we only bump Z when there's
> nothing but bugfixes done.

and x is bumped if ABI/API is changed (and y and z must be set to 0)
if y is bumped, z must be set to 0

> This would start immediately and thus have the effect that the next release
> will be 7.22.0. A side-effect of this will be a much faster growing Y
> number, but I don't think there's any real downsides with that.
> Opinions?

that's what should be done, and in addition, it follows the libtool


Vincent Torri

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