Emergency Release

Enrico Forestieri forenr at lyx.org
Sat Feb 8 10:33:43 UTC 2020

On Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 02:59:03PM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:

> We have two pretty bad bugs in 2.3.4. One is
>     https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/11728
> which causes a five-second delay whenever you try to save a file on
> Windows. This one is my fault (and compounded by the fact that we get
> little testing on that platform). The other is the bug in this thread
>     https://www.mail-archive.com/lyx-devel@lists.lyx.org/msg210294.html
> which causes a crash when using certain math toolbar buttons. My
> intention is to cherry-pick the fixes for these two bugs (once they are
> in, soon) and build new tarballs this weekend, with the hope of
> releasing 2.3.4-1 early next week. If there are any other really
> pressing issues, please let me know ASAP.

Please, note that this numbering scheme (i.e., adding a digit after a
minus sign) is often used by packagers to distinguish several releases
by the same upstream version. Thus, they would number this release
2.3.4-1-1, making unclear what the upstream version is.

We have already code in lyxinclude.m4 that takes into account a numbering
scheme such as this: It would set

and this information is also used in src/lyxwinres.rc to show the
correct number version on Windows.


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