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Post by JeffM » Wed Sep 17, 2003 4:42 pm

This is just a note for all the users out there, so noone gets confused when the next release comes out.

We have changed how we are doing version numbers for BZ. It's easyer to understand non :).

BZflag version numbers have 3 parts now.

major version. minor version. revision (no more letters ).

Development versions will allways have an ODD minor version.
Release versions will allways have an EVEN minor version.

The revision number is used to represnet changes in a specific minor version line.

so we are currently developing 1.9.xx ( it's at 1.9.1 now ). As we develop and test we will increment the revision as we add new features and reach various "testing" stages ( 1.9.2, 1.9.3 etc.. ). This will help with bug reports as the version number will now let us know more about the version the bug is reported in.

When we are all happy with the version and it's time for the big release. The version number will be changed to 1.10.0, and posted on SourceForge and all the normal build places. We will then go to work on 1.11.xx as a development version. Now if something in 1.10.0 needs to be fixed ( an exploit, or a big bug), we would make a 1.10.01. It would have no new features, just fixes. This should make it so we can't "paint our selves in a corner" with version numbers.

In adition to this, we have added some more info to the version numbers that are displayed in the software.

you will now see verison numbers like this:
1.9.1-W32VC-CVS-20030917
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1.9.1-linux-gnu-CVS-20030917

the 1.9.1 is the version as described above
The next item is the OS of the build.
Next is a tag that represnets the build type.
for dev. this is "CVS", but it can be "testing" or "release" for others.
The last is the build date. This tells you how old the binary version is.

Servers will also send this info to the client when you log on to a server. It's nice because you an see what OS the server is on.

So don't be sad if you see us talk about 1.10 ( it should be here soon ).
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Post by Nidhoggr » Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:39 pm

Yay for 1.10! I am waiting with bated breath!

The new numbersing scheme is pretty cool.

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Post by The Red Baron » Thu Sep 18, 2003 2:28 pm

what happened to 1.8?
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Post by JeffM » Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:50 pm

1.8 was stoped LONG ago. even before the 1.7g2 release.

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:31 pm

Pfffff. 1.8 died before g0 was released! LoL. That was shortly after I first started playing BZ.. so roughly a year ago. :)

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Post by The Red Baron » Thu Sep 18, 2003 11:26 pm

hmm, i kept hearing talk about 1.8 I thought it died long time ago. guess i was right.
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Post by teatree » Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:10 pm

Was 1.g0 one year ago ?!?! Cant be? is that true ...
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Post by widowmaker » Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:14 pm

Amazing yes g0 was released about 9-10 months ago

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Post by wingnut » Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:11 pm

So, the status update on version on the sourceforge page saye 1.9.0 was due "any time now" back on Sept. 18. Can anyone hazard as guess as to when it is actually going to be released?

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Post by JeffM » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:18 pm

the release of 1.10 is presently under review, the decision is between testing and releasing, and changing the list server backend before release. Depending on how that goes, it could be soon, or some more time till release.

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Post by wingnut » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:27 pm

nice clear, concise, completely non-committal response. Seems par for BZ releases.

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Post by JeffM » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:57 pm

There is nobody who can give a hard date. It dosnt' work like that. Its more of a "when people want to", and Tim's mood.

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Post by widowmaker » Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:35 am

Any hints on how Tim is feeling? ;)

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Post by JeffM » Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:33 am

they have started work on changing how 1.9.9 will work with the list server. Basicly working on a new list server system. So you got some time before I think you will see the version.

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Post by widowmaker » Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:06 pm

Ok, thanks Pat.

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Post by Captain Smile » Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:12 pm

Sorry , ISs 1.10.8 a new version ?

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Er, no

Post by learner » Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:54 pm

CcCp wrote:Sorry , ISs 1.10.8 a new version ?
Er, no. The 1.10 line is just complete. The next upcoming planned release is now 1.12.0 .. the developers are working on 1.11.x in the meantime adding new features. The next release, however, is not backwards compatible and will require an upgrade so more time is being taken to make it worth it.

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Post by Scorch » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:59 am

nope 1.10.8 is out.

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Post by legoatmsk » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:17 pm

i have 1.11.15 :)

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Post by legoatmsk » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:17 pm

and xl :)

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Post by JeffM » Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:53 pm

1.10.8 is the same as 1.10.6 it just uses a new list server by default to get around the fact that the old list server isdown.

1.11.16 is the current "beta" version for the next release that will be called 1.12

bzflagXL is a branch project done by blast and we don't really haven anything to do with it.

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