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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RESULTS] [VOTE] Release httpd 2.3.4-alpha
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 10:56:35 GMT
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:29 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> Jeff Trawick wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 6:21 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Remember your -deps vote is to approve the release of apr 1.4.0-dev and the
>>> apr-util 1.4.0 dev, and the API versioning rules will bind from that release
>>> forwards.
>>
>> The APR versioning rules are hopelessly broken if a tarball snapshot
>> of the 1.4.x branch before a GA release casts the API in stone.
>>
>> Surely I misunderstood you.
>
> Is there a README indicating that the MAJOR/MINOR version tests for this
> particular tarball are not relevant/complete?  No.
>
> This is not a snapshot.  It is labeled httpd-2.3.4-alpha.tar.xx release.
> You surely don't misunderstand what I said.

Why is something with version x.y.z-dev a release and not a snapshot?

> As for broken versioning rules, please take that to APR.
>
> Perhaps in retrospect, APR would consider an even/odds approach as httpd
> has for adding (even eliminating) interfaces during a development cycle.

IMO the determination could be as simple as whether or not a release
in the maj.min series has yet been declared GA.

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