[webkit-dev] Clarification of WebKit version numbering?

John Sullivan sullivan at apple.com
Tue Apr 18 09:24:56 PDT 2006

I think it's safe to say that the major build number for a release  
would only go past 420 if the release included everything in 420+.


On Apr 18, 2006, at 8:00 AM, Matt Gough wrote:

> On 18 Apr 2006, at 14:19, John Sullivan wrote:
>> The + means that the version was built from the latest sources (as  
>> opposed to being an official release), and that it is newer than  
>> the version without the +. So 420+ is a version built from the  
>> latest sources that's newer than 420. As you say, it's working  
>> towards a 421 (or beyond) release.
> OK. So the only real pitfall I can see to me testing the version  
> number to see if my workaround is redundant is that Apple could  
> release one or more minor updates to WebKit that actually have  
> higher version numbers than 420 (since 418 is the current release)  
> and which don't include the fix, or is that not likely (i.e they  
> would end up as 418.1, 418.2 etc).
> I realize you can't talk about future versions etc, but any further  
> insight would be appreciated.
> Matt

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