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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] proposal : starting a release train
Date Sun, 11 Mar 2007 16:50:05 GMT

On Mar 8, 2007, at 11:30 PM, Nathan Beyer wrote:

> On 3/8/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mar 8, 2007, at 9:06 PM, Nathan Beyer wrote:
>>
>> > Of all the suggested version, I'd vote for - Apache Harmony Java SE
>> > 5 M1.
>> >
>> > If we have to worry about the name we could replace Java SE with  
>> "JSE"
>> > or "java se".
>> >
>> > After the full release, we'll have to do something like "update  
>> 1" or
>> > whatever, so the run would look something like this, I guess.
>> >
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 M1
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 M2
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 M3
>> > ...
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 R1 (official release)
>>
>> Have you ever seen that before anywhere else?
>
> What do you mean? Other than your suggestion above, no.

I mean if you've ever seen someone call their release "R1"

>>
>> > ...
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 R2 (update/fix)
>> > Apache Harmony Java SE 5 R3 (update/fix)
>> >
>> > I'd also be cool with using 'alpha 1' and 'beta 1' instead of Mx.
>>
>> I think of alpha and beta  as "getting close" and we aren't there  
>> yet.
>>
>> How about   "pre 1"  "pre 2"  "pre 3"  so it's clear we aren't 1.0
>> yet, and then we don't have confusion later when we decide on a real
>> version naming scheme.  I don't think we need to solve it all now.
>>
>> I just want to get us going w/ the release train
>> g
>> eir
>
> I agree. If we want to get away from this completely, just use a date
> stamp (e.g. 20070307) and be done with it.

The reason why I brought up the naming so that we can plan forward in  
time and have targetted milestones, each with a tentative date and a  
set of features, improvements, bugfixes that we wish to get in there.

geir


>
> -Nathan
>>
>>


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