[SeaBIOS] Release ratonale

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Sun Sep 14 16:52:06 CEST 2014

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 06:12:24PM -0400, Leonardo Passos wrote:
> Dear all,
> 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:

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- 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.


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