Re: Upgrading and releases
On 2006-05-17 19:13:10 +0000, Rocco Rutte wrote:
> The first one is the introduction of a document called
> "UPGRADING" or similar which lists incompatible changes
> made. These include changes of default values, additions of
> options/commands, additional features and all that sorted by
> date like so:
> The option $foo has been added.
> The reason is that people going with CVS versions can easily
> see what important changes were made before doing an update
> (if this document is also published on the web which is no
> problem view viewcvs linked from dev.mutt.org).
> Somewhat related is my second idea (though I don't know if
> the ChangeLog file is distributed but if); we could stop
> manual maintainance of reldate.h and let Makefile pick the
> date from the first line. This would be a great improvement
> as many people seem to use 1.5.x series and there neither
> the version number nor the release date really help.
> I don't really know how autoconf handles the dependencies when no
> reldate.h is present, but a dummy file could still do, I guess.
(I.e., two very good suggestions.)
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