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Subject: Re: portalplayer bootloader versions

Re: portalplayer bootloader versions

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 17:35:30 +0100

Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> Portalplayer bootloader versions are a bit confusing:
> Sansa bootloaders have nice version numbers. The current version is 5.0,
> the next will be 6.0
> Released H10 and mr100 bootloaders don't have version numbers, and use svn
> revisions instead. H10 is r12862:12866-070320, mr100 is r12345-080318.

Then it looks like whoever released those did it wrongly...

> The way to set these numbers seems to be to either edit
> tools/, which can't be committed to the bootloader release
> branch because it's too global (it sets *all* versions), tools/configure
> (same problem, and this is really the wrong place anyway), or
> build/Makefile (build directory, so can't be committed either).

It has always been done with "make VERSION=xxx", and then that SVN
revision tagged. i.e. the version number itself isn't committed, just
used in the name of the tag.

Received on 2009-07-08

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