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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ivy - Proposal for reviving the project and moving towards a release
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:53:21 GMT
I'd definitely agree with the consistency principle.

On 15 December 2016 at 01:38, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> On 2016-12-14, Matt Sicker wrote:
>
> > When it comes to version numbers, I'm more concerned about following
> > semantic versioning than whether or not it's a major release. Bugfixes
> > warrant micro version updates, while new features warrant minor version
> > updates (and backward incompatible API changes are for the major
> version).
>
> I'm not sure how Ivy has decided on its version numbers in the past, but
> for Ant we've never followed semantic versioning that strictly. In
> particular we've created lots of micro releases that contained new
> features and most of the time created minor versions when we changed JDK
> requirements. In a sense we've shifted semantic versioning to the right
> and never created major releases (and neither pure bugfix releases),
> maybe because Ant2 could bring up some ghosts of the far past. :-)
>
> As much as I like semantic versioning (and use it in other projects),
> I'd prefer to stay consistent with the way versions have been used in
> prior releases.
>
> Stefan
>
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