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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-4150) Change version properties in branch_4x to "4.0-ALPHA-SNAPSHOT"
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:21:42 GMT


Hoss Man commented on LUCENE-4150:

bq. About jira, after we release i do think we should make the version in JIRA so people can
report bugs against it. But I don't think we should do that now (or people will get confused
about what version to terget things).

Just to be clear, i think this absolutely MUST be done, and would be total chaos otherwise.

If we are going to vote and have official "Alpha" and "Beta" releases that we want end users
to actually try out and test thoroughly, then we are going to need a way to record when a
bug was found/fixed in 4.0-Alpha vs the 4.0-Beta vs the 4.0-final.

Until we have a formally voted on Alpha it's not a big deal, but as soon as that moment happens,
ever bug that currently says "Fixed in: 4.0" should be bulked edited to say "Fixed in: 4.0-Alpha,
4.0" -- so that 9 months from now when someone says "I'm still running 4.0-Alpha because there
was an API change to fix a bug that made it too hard for me to upgrade to 4.0-Beta" there
is a good clean record of what bug fixes they do/don't have.

bq. No. We are targeting 4.0, these are just snapshots of that!

Calling the alpha/beta snapshots is extremely missleading and should be avoided.  The only
usage of the term "snapshot" in apache (that i know of) are for *unofficial* nightly/jenkins/svn
builds.  Since the alpha/beta releases will in fact be _official_ (VOTEd) releases we should
not ever imply/refer to them as "snapshots" since that would convey lower status on them (and
reduce the likely hood of enn users testing them) then they will deserve.

> Change version properties in branch_4x to "4.0-ALPHA-SNAPSHOT" 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-4150
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: general/build
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Steven Rowe
>            Priority: Minor
> The next release off branch_4x will be named "4.0-ALPHA", so the current version string
should be "4.0-ALPHA-SNAPSHOT".
> (Similarly, after 4.0-ALPHA is released, the version string should be changed to "4.0-BETA-SNAPSHOT".)

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