[GRASS5] Splitting GRASS 5 into stable and unstable
neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Thu May 4 15:00:51 EDT 2000
as GRASS 5 becomes partly stable, it will be a good idea
to release a stable and a developers version.
As discussed with Bernhard, a GRASS 5 numbering scheme
analogous to the Linux numbering scheme would be useful:
Odd number for development versions, even for stable versions:
5.1.0 is the first development tree release
5.0.0 is the first stable release
The stable release should contain *only* working modules.
So the number of modules would be reduced comparing to
the development tree.
Another reason for the version splitting is the forthcoming
substancial changes in source code structure:
- GRASS must be split into packages (GRASS-Core, GRASS-Hydrology,
- auto-conf shall be included for every module (new Makefile
mechanism) [Eric may take care for this]
- a new display system shall be included [Pierre and Carl already
work on this topic]
Due to these heavy changes GRASS 5.1.0 (devel) might become less
stable as GRASS 5 beta8 (or 5.0.0) for some time. But this code
structure update is necessary.
Your comments are welcome!
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