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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] ApacheFlex Versioning (was Re: A newbie's guide to building the SDK (and a question))
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:40:40 GMT

On 1/22/12 7:11 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <mike@teotigraphix.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have any idea why Alex suggested years? Was there a reason?
> I am in agreement as well with what Omar stated, just curious why Alex
> would deviate from what most developers were expecting.
Because Omar wants to somehow reserve version numbers that Adobe will use.
I do not want to fight that battle right now, if ever.

So I'd recommend a significant jump in version numbers to get some
separation and reduce confusion.

I think it is also a gamble to have two branches and call one of them 5.  I
would think if we do enough adds of new components to 4.x without a major
architecture it could still warrant a 5.  That's what we were going to do at

I agree with all the negatives of using years though.  I'm not sure there is
a great solution.  Seems like our choices are:

Use 4.7 and gamble on Adobe future release version names.
Use years.
Use a big version jump 10?  100? 1000?

So to be clear, if you want to see Omar's proposal, remove the clause about
having Adobe reserve names and replace it with a gamble that they will.  And
if that's good enough for the majority of you, then that's what we'll do.
I'm fine with gambling on Adobe's version future.  I really don't see
anything significant coming out of Adobe related to Flex.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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