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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@4quarters.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Geronimo PMC Managed, project-specific Maven Repository
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2005 00:41:24 GMT

On Apr 4, 2005, at 6:17 PM, David Blevins wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 05:37:32PM -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 4, 2005, at 4:45 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 03:10:55PM -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Even before we're 1.0, I would expect that our 0.8 and 0.9 stuff
>>>> are becoming good enough for some dependable use, and thus we
>>>> should only depend on released software.
>>>
>>> What is 0.8 and 0.9?
>>
>> Oh, sorry.  I keep thinking in terms of versions leading up to a 1.0
>> release.  I know we don't do that here (yet), but just think of things
>> that way.
>>
>
> I totally get your point, but the thing I don't like about that style 
> for pre-1.0 software is that it is essentially a countdown to 1.0, and 
> we can't predict how many releases it's going to take.  Then you just 
> naturally start adding dots to the end of the release number when you 
> hit 9 and you end up with versions like 0.9.2 or 0.9.5.3.

Ah!  The Castor "Asymptotically Approach 1.0" Version Scheme :)

Well, that is a danger, but I think that we're getting there....

>
> It's like when kids play hide-and-go-seek.  If the kid counting wants 
> more time he starts yelling off fractions when they hit 9, "7... 8... 
> 9... 9 and 1/2... 9 and 3/4...."
>
> I'd prefer we be more aggressive with the milestones (however many we 
> need) until we are ready to muster up a release candidate (RC) that we 
> expect to be the final 1.0 release baring any critical issues.  Then 
> we do dot revisions for the remainder of the 1.x branch releases.
>
> When work starts on 2.x, we issue milestones on that till it's ready 
> for an RC and final.  Dot revisions after that.  Same for 3.x, 4.x and 
> so on.

Where else have you seen it done this way?  I'm used to 0.x -> 1.0 -> 
1.x -> 2.0 - > ....

geir

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geir@gluecode.com


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