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Re: [Taler] (docs) installation

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [Taler] (docs) installation
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2020 11:37:09 +0100
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On 12/2/20 9:56 PM, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:
> () Christian Grothoff <grothoff@gnunet.org>
> () Wed, 2 Dec 2020 16:09:00 +0100
>    > (a) What is the minimum required version for Taler Exchange?
>    The general answer is:
>    For any Taler a.b.c-component, the dependencies are on (at
>    least) the respective a.b.*-versions. So merchant-0.8.4
>    generally should be OK with all exchange-0.8.*-versions. That
>    said, there can be specific instances where this is not the
>    case (that should be specified in the release-notes in this
>    case).
>    Note that there is _also_ the protocol versioning, which
>    works differently. Here, the version syntax is 8:4:0 and
>    follows GNU libtool (current:revision:age).
>    [url]
>    In practice, it is a bit MORE crazy, as our update procedure
>    for the protocol versioning can be a bit more involved. I
>    think it is already discussed somewhere, maybe in Florian's
>    thesis? Don't recall.
> OK.  I'll document 0.8.0 as the minimum then.  However...
>    > (d) I'd like to link to the info-gnu mailing list when
>    > talking about "release announcement".  That seems to be the
>    > general place, but if there is a better one, please let me
>    > know.
>    We generally post about releases in the 'news' section on
>    Taler.net (which also has an RSS feed), and on this list.  So
>    far, we only posted 'major' releases on info-gnu.  We could
>    change that.
> ... it seems that the News section does not mention 0.8.0 (or
> 0.8.1) -- tags for which i see in the exchange.git repo, and
> tarballs in the download directories.  I suggest we post an
> announcement on 0.8.1 at least, to "drive eyeballs", like they
> say (ugh -- webspeak :-D).

There's a reason for that: 0.8.x has not yet been released, we're still
having some issues that need to be addressed before we are happy. (One
of them being the wallet upload in Mozilla's AddOn store.)

> There's no reason we can't post in both places, w/ one pointing
> to the other.
> For the docs, i'll stick w/ info-gnu for now since that is more
> well-known, and is in fact intended as the clearing-house for
> all GNU software.  Using it promotes cohesion w/in GNU.



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