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From Jay Booth <jaybo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release plans
Date Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:53:38 GMT
Hadoop 2 EE Version 5?

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> Eli Collins wrote:
>
>> My concern is more about when the next branch from trunk will be made.
>>>
>>
>> Does there need to be a dependency?
>>
>
> No.  I just wanted to note that, from my point of view, releasing from the
> existing 0.21 branch is not sufficient, that, regardless, we still need to
> release from trunk soon, and we need a schedule going forward for when
> future branches from trunk will be made.
>
> Aside from resolving compatibility issues (more on that below) what we
> perhaps need are one or two release master volunteers, for a release based
> on trunk and perhaps for a release based on the 0.21 branch.
>
>
>  Could the vote on whether 22 is backwards compatible with 20 be
>> independent of what we call 1.0?
>>
>
> We minimally need to declare whether releases are major or minor.  The
> convention has been that all 0.X releases are major, 1.0 is major, 1.1, 1.2,
> etc. are minor, 2.0 is major, 2.1, 2.2, etc are minor and so on. We could
> amend this convention, but things might get confusing.  For example, we
> could declare that we just have a sequence of numerically increasing
> releases, some major, some minor, but that you can't tell which is which
> from the number.  Or we could, like Sun did with Java, move the decimal
> point, and say that 0.20 is just 2.0, and that, instead of 0.21 our next
> release is 2.1.  Or we could, as I suggested in my previous message,
> retroactively consider 0.20 to be 1.0, and then make our next release 1.1.
>  None are particularly attractive options.
>
> Doug
>

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