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From Upayavira>
Subject Re: Proposal: release management guide (was Re: [RT] Versions)
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:19:55 GMT
Marc Portier wrote:

> Upayavira wrote:
>> Carsten,
>> Reads very well, I say. All we need to do is decide if that is how we 
>> actually want to (and can) work!
>> One addition is to mention our policy on blocks and block status:
>> Blocks and Block Stability
>> --------------------------
>> Cocoon currently allows optional functionality to be included or 
>> excluded using a simple system called blocks, in which the 
>> functionality is included or excluded at compile time.
>> [NB. This is a precursor to a more complete block system which is 
>> currently under development.]
>> A block can have one of three statuses: unstable, stable or 
>> deprecated. An unstable block has an API that can change without
>> notice. A stable block is subject to the same versioning process
>> as described in this document. Similarly, when the entire 
>> functionality of a block is deprecated, it will be handled in
>> the same way as any other deprecated code within Cocoon.
>> =========================
>> Does this seem reasonable?
> very,
> I would even suggest (already) that blocks in state 'stable' would 
> maintain an own release numbering scheme which complies to these rules.

I thought about this. But, given that they will be released as a part of 
Cocoon, I cannot see how that would work. Unless they are released as 
separate packages that happen independently, they'll need to follow 
Cocoon's versioning system, IMO.

Regards, Upayavira

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