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Re: Time to tag the CVS

From: Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 16:49:03 -0500
Message-ID: <15468.12495.545756.701477@grendel.zope.com>
To: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
Cc: "'www-dom-ts@w3.org'" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>

Yeah, I know I've been quiet lately; sorry I've not been able to make
more time available.

Arnold, Curt writes:
 > Been a long road to this point.  Probably would be good to tag the CVS at
 > this point and continue on with the next milestones.  Any W3C convention for
 > tagging releases in the CVS?  If not, how about calling it L1Core-R1.0?

The "." in the tag name is not allowed by CVS (probably not by RCS

For Python, we tag minor releases with r<version> and major releases
with release<version>, just dropping the dots (though that doesn't
scale).  Using a different term for "release" makes it easy to read
through the list of tags at the top of "cvs log" output.

If the W3C doesn't already have a convention, I'll propose the tags
have the form <what>-(r|release)<version>, where <what> is something
like the "L1Core" you propose (perhaps a hyphen between the level and
the component would help readability?), and <version> is the version
number with dots replaced by underscores or hyphens (but always the


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 16:50:44 UTC

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