[squeak-dev] Re: Renaming Squeak's system version from 'Squeak*alpha' to 'SqueakTrunk'

marcel.taeumel Marcel.Taeumel at hpi.de
Wed Jun 22 10:57:54 UTC 2016

Tobias Pape wrote
> On 22.06.2016, at 11:24, marcel.taeumel <

> Marcel.Taeumel@

> > wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> we have a system version: "SystemVersion current". For trunk images, it
>> used
>> to say 'Squeak4.1alpha' or something like it. Right now, it doesn't even
>> add
>> the 'alpha' suffix.
>> Can we change that to 'SqueakTrunk'? What would break? Right now,
>> SystemVersion works with a string rather than major/minor numbers. I
>> assume
>> that there is some code that parses that string. Metacello does that, for
>> example.
>> Any thoughts?
> Yes.
> SystemVersion current  should give the following 
> for 4.6		Squeak4.6
> for 5.0		Squeak5.0
> for trunk	Squeak5.1alpha	(or Squeak5.1trunk if it must be, but please
> Squeak{stable+1}{dev-indicator})
> Best
> 	-Tobias
>> Best,
>> Marcel

Okay, we good improve the version number in trunk images and treat them as
(Git) tags.


Even if we decide to not make a minor release but a major the tag can jump.
So, any suffix after the version number indicates the trunk stream.

Alpha = Open to any code submittions
Beta = Feature freeze, bug fixes only
Rc1...n = Some bugs fixed, next try
Rtm = Full code freeze, will be the one to release

Would this work?


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