The idea is to update
version on all maintenance
branches as soon as the code freeze is lifted. This gives people a
better idea of what version of BIND 9 they are actually running if
they are using "interim" code trees "between" numbered releases.
During release preparation, we will just drop the
-dev suffix from the
If a major problem is discovered after lifting the code freeze, we will fix it in the maintenance branch first, as we would usually do, and then cherry-pick fixes into the release branch. (And if we have to rebase, we can tweak the version string in the release branch to our liking anyway.)