3.99 is not good, just causes confusion.

The way our code is now, we don't really have alpha or beta string in the version string. In the end, it is just an attachment to a tar.gz file, I would not make the infrastructure for it, as we can just rename the tar before upload.

So, I would suggest:

1/ a gramps40 branch

2/ unstable releases 4.0.0, 4.0.1, ..... when stable, perhaps a 4.0.5 will be a stable release

3/ as long as releases are unstable, the files uploaded to sourceforge have alpha and beta suffix added, and releases go into the unstable branch on sourceforge download.

4/once there is gramps40, trunk will become a 4.1 somewhere in the far future

Agree?

Benny
2012/12/18 Nick Hall <nick__hall@hotmail.com>
This seems like a better naming scheme.   Perhaps we could also consider
a "3.99.0" release?