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what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

 
in_kunal
Occasional Advisor

what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

Hi every one following is extract from dvd content:

CPL Product: GTKsrc
Codeword Req.: No
Size: 76636968
Revision: 2.6.8.00.01
Description: Gtk Source distribution

For any product we get revision "Revision: 2.6.8.00.01"
Can any one please help me to decode it. By decoding i mean what dose each number stand for. which is major number, minor number, version, release number etc.
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

It means whatever the author wants it to mean.
Typically the leftmost numbers change slowly since they indicate greater changes.
in_kunal
Occasional Advisor

Re: what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

Hi Dennis thanks for reply.
In AIX there is a concept like leftmost know as version second from the left is known as release number and so on. Are you sure there is no such concept in HP-UX.


Thanks and rgds
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

>Are you sure there is no such concept in HP-UX?

I didn't say that. I meant that the names of the fields may be different.
For HP-UX versions are ... 8.x 9.x 10.x and now 11.x ... 11.31.
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: what does revision of a product for e.g: " 2.6.8.00.01" means

>>CPL Product: GTKsrc
>>Codeword Req.: No
>>Size: 76636968
>>Revision: 2.6.8.00.01
>>Description: Gtk Source distribution

You have to consider, though, that this really is NOT an HP product. This is an open source product. So the revision number may not necessarily be controlled by an HP personnel / developers.

If you go to http://www.gtk.org/ and look through the site you will see that they are the main developers of GTK. If you then go to the Downloads area and look at the "Sources" area, you will see version 2.6.8 there (they are currently on 2.6.14). The ".00.01" could be a patch level, or that could be HP tacking a sub-version on to the end. There is really no telling.

In this case though, the main version scheme is controlled by the GTK developers themselves and NOT HP.