Timothy Smith wrote:
> Hi, Giuseppe,
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 09:35:37AM +0100, Giuseppe Maxia wrote:
>> AC_INIT([MySQL Server], [x.x.xx], , [mysql])
>> Since I parse this script for purposes other than building the server, is
>> there a place where such changes are advertised/discussed?
> That's a good question. There was discussion on a team mailing
> list, but that's not really suitable for what you're talking about.
> One part of me wants to say that such changes will happen *very* rarely,
> so making some kind of plan for how to communicate the next one is
> probably not very meaningful. But that won't improve the situation.
> One idea is to make a simple program (support-files/report-version.sh),
> which could be used by tools that need to get the MySQL version from the
> source tree. Probably it would be a single sed command or similar.
> That would work for platforms that have sh and sed.
> Another approach is to add a comment to configure.in like:
> dnl Various people throughout the community may parse configure.in to
> dnl get the MySQL version from the source branch. If the formatting
> dnl of this line is going to be changed, please announce the change to
> dnl internals@stripped in advance of pushing the change.
> Probably that last approach is the best.
Your proposals makes sense. Could you implement it?
Giuseppe Maxia, MySQL Community Team Lead
Sun Microsystems, www.mysql.com