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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [RESULTS] [VOTE] Release httpd 2.3.4-alpha
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:52:46 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:29 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
> <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>> Jeff Trawick wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 6:21 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
>>>> Remember your -deps vote is to approve the release of apr 1.4.0-dev and the
>>>> apr-util 1.4.0 dev, and the API versioning rules will bind from that release
>>>> forwards.
>>> The APR versioning rules are hopelessly broken if a tarball snapshot
>>> of the 1.4.x branch before a GA release casts the API in stone.
>>> Surely I misunderstood you.
>> Is there a README indicating that the MAJOR/MINOR version tests for this
>> particular tarball are not relevant/complete?  No.
>> This is not a snapshot.  It is labeled httpd-2.3.4-alpha.tar.xx release.
>> You surely don't misunderstand what I said.
> Why is something with version x.y.z-dev a release and not a snapshot?

Because snapshots don't live at http://www.apache.org/dist/, those are releases.
The trigger didn't occur until Paul svn mv'ed it into there.  Snapshots reside
at http://svn.apache.org/snapshots/

>> As for broken versioning rules, please take that to APR.
>> Perhaps in retrospect, APR would consider an even/odds approach as httpd
>> has for adding (even eliminating) interfaces during a development cycle.
> IMO the determination could be as simple as whether or not a release
> in the maj.min series has yet been declared GA.

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