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Subject: Re: EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov
From: "Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir@imca-cat.org>
Cc: EPICS Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:58:28 +0000
Hi Lewis,

On 7/23/19 1:21 PM, J. Lewis Muir wrote:
BTW, the quoting is messed up for the text/plain part of your email:
none of the quoted text is prefixed with a greater-than sign ('>') or
other marking string.  I've fixed it in this reply.
Sorry, I'm using Thunderbird and I switched to writing emails in HTML several months ago, I guess its plain text conversion doesn't always work properly. If there's a better modern Linux GUI email client (which must support IMAP to an MS Exchange server, calendar emails to/from MS Outlook, HTML messages and GPG) I'd love to hear about it...

I understood that the major version number jumped from 3 to 7 (because 3
+ 4 = 7), but I didn't know about a name change.  This is probably where
I'm confused.

What is the name of the 7.0 release series?  I thought it was "EPICS
Base 7.0".
I've been calling that the EPICS 7.0 series. It lives on the 7.0 branch of the EPICS Base git repository, but the word Base is omitted (it's a marketing image thing).

What is the name of the 3.15 release series?  I thought it was "EPICS
Base 3.15".
That one's right.

What is being listed in that list?  I thought it was basically "Release
[series] X.Y" where the word "series" is implied and omitted.  I thought
the list labeling was leaving out the "EPICS Base" part of the name and
just saying it's "Release [series] X.Y".  If all of that is true (which
it's probably not), then I was suggesting that the 7.0 release series
name of "EPICS Base 7.0" would translate to "Release 7.0" which would
match the existing pattern of "Release [series] X.Y".
I admit that the names don't match perfectly any more. We haven't changed the names of the old releases or series, but for publicity reasons nothing should go between the word "EPICS" and the major version number "7". I still use terms like "the Base 7.0.2.3 release" and the source code tarfiles are still named "base-7.0.2.3.tar.gz" and have been since 3.15, but writing "EPICS Base 7.0.2.3" just seems wrong to me now.

- Andrew

-- 
Complexity comes for free, Simplicity you have to work for.

References:
EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk
Re: EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk
Re: EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk

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