[Chapel Merge] Update version number to 1.24 pre-release

Branch: refs/heads/master
Revision: 1008575
Author: bradcray
Log Message:

Merge pull request #16578 from bradcray/update-version-1.24-pre-release

Update version number to 1.24 pre-release

[reviewed by @gbtitus]

This puts us back into the “normal” mode of flagging version numbers as being pre-release.

Modified Files:
M compiler/main/version_num.h
M man/confchpl.rst
M man/confchpldoc.rst
M test/compflags/bradc/printstuff/version.goodstart
M test/compflags/bradc/printstuff/versionhelp.sh
M test/mason/init/masonInteractive.good
M test/mason/new/masonInteractive.good

Compare: https://github.com/chapel-lang/chapel/compare/ae101f4727a4...1008575c8520