[m-rev.] review: document new release naming scheme and announce 10.04 beta release

Peter Ross pro at missioncriticalit.com
Thu Feb 4 12:34:36 AEDT 2010


I've made available the 10.04-beta release at petdr at neptune:~/10.04-beta
It includes the index.html file.

It needs to be copied to the relevant locations on the ftp and www

I can't do it because I don't have permissions.

I also need the changes to the website to be reviewed.


	Announce and document the new release naming scheme.
	Announce the release of the first 10.04 beta.

Index: include/download.inc
RCS file: /home/mercury1/repository/w3/include/download.inc,v
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -r1.5 download.inc
--- include/download.inc	23 Nov 2005 02:47:44 -0000	1.5
+++ include/download.inc	4 Feb 2010 01:30:32 -0000
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
 <H2>How to get Mercury</H2>
+<? $next_beta_version="10.04-beta" ?>
 The Mercury compiler is free software, and is distributed under the
 terms of the GNU General Public License.
@@ -9,10 +10,14 @@
 <H3> Current stable release </H3>
 The most stable release will be a <em>numbered release</em>,
-such as 0.10.1, 0.11.0 or 0.12.1.
+such as 0.10.1, 0.13.0 or 10.04.
 These releases have been extensively tested, and often have 
 pre-compiled binary packages for easy installation.
+The stable release naming scheme was 0.1 up to 0.13 for the first thirteen stable releases.
+In February 2010 the Mercury project decided to name each stable release by using the year and month of the release.
+For example 10.04 is for a release made in April 2010.
 The <a href="download/release.html">current stable release</a>
Index: news/newsdb.inc
RCS file: /home/mercury1/repository/w3/news/newsdb.inc,v
retrieving revision 1.117
diff -u -r1.117 newsdb.inc
--- news/newsdb.inc	4 Dec 2009 05:18:46 -0000	1.117
+++ news/newsdb.inc	4 Feb 2010 01:30:33 -0000
@@ -21,6 +21,16 @@
 $newsdb = array(
+"4 February 2010" => array("10.04 beta release available",
+"The first beta of 10.04 is available <A HREF=\"download.html\">here</A>.
+"1 February 2010" => array("New release schedule and naming scheme",
+"The Mercury project has decided to adopt a 6 monthly release schedule
+with each release being named by the year and month of the release.
+The next planned release is 10.04 which is due for release in April 2010.
 "3 December 2009" => array("New papers",
 "We have several papers available from our 
 <A HREF=\"information/papers.html\">papers page</A> that describe

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