[scribus] Determining the revision of Scribus svn.
rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat Jul 9 02:41:25 UTC 2011
On Fri, 8 Jul 2011 21:53:51 -0400
John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Friday, July 08, 2011 05:06:21 pm a.l.e wrote:
> > hi
> > > > It would be nice if it were added automagically to
> > > > Splash Screen :<).
> > >
> > > er
> > >
> > >
> > > svn info | grep Revision
> > you're not funny.
> > http://imgbin.org/index.php?page=image&id=4416
> I am not suggesting the code on the splash screen, I am of
> course suggesting the information provided by the code.
> There is a complicated string of letters that few of us can
> understand, and there is a single number that says this
> revision is newer than that earlier revision with a lower
> For more than a year we have had development versions that
> were in fact the de facto operational version for most of
> us. The latest Scribus books refer to either 1.3.5 or
> 1.3.9, allegedly development versions. Now we have 1.4.0
> RC5 which keeps getting refined but is again a de facto
> production version. All I asked for was the number that
> shows that progress is being made. Craig has provided an
> easier path to that number.
> Getting to a new production version seems to be an
> asymptotic function. I suggest we declare 1.4.0 RC5
> (current version thereof) to be 1.4.0, a production
> version, tomorrow, and make 1.4.1 the target for any future
> changes to that series of Scribus. Today 18.104.22.168 is still
> the "official" production version and that becomes more
> unrealistic every day.
> The perfect has become the enemy of the good.
Maybe you shouldn't worry about Revision numbers etc.
Carey bunks released "Grokking the GIMP" which was based on gimp-1.2,
long before gimp-1.2 was released.
Perhaps if you want to write a book, you can refer to Scribus-1.4.
Don't worry about revision numbers or release candidates. They are
Like most books it will be out of date in very quick time. That's life.
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