On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 06:12:24PM -0400, Leonardo Passos wrote:
I am using Seabios for a personal project and I need to try different versions of it. After cloning the project code, I see many releases when issuing git tag, but which ones are stable? Clearly, 1.7.5-rc1 isn't, but what about the others?
Stated otherwise, what is the rationale of release numbering in Seabios?
The history of major seabios releases is documented at: http://seabios.org/Releases
All of the tags in git (with the exception of the -rcX "release candidate" tags) were considered stable at the time they were tagged.
The tags/releases with 4 digits (eg, rel-220.127.116.11) were incremental stable branch releases. That is, they were bug fix only releases. As far as I know, this is the same release numbering scheme that qemu and the Linux kernel currently use.
If you're looking for the most recent stable release, it's rel-1.7.5 (as documented on the wiki above). The code being developed for the next major release is on the master branch.
I'm not sure what info you are looking for, but I hope that helps.