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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release page outdated and inconsistent.
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:12:43 GMT
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Pierre Smits

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On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ron,
>
> I can understand that when talking about organisation specific support
> groups, and there are a few. But apart from these and the open groups, it
> seems to me that these closed groups were created to explore how far the
> OFBiz community extends in order to execute some marketing scheme (by its
> creator).
>
> We can only guess about the intentions.
>
> Regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
> *ORRTIZ.COM <http://www.orrtiz.com>*
> Services & Solutions for Cloud-
> Based Manufacturing, Professional
> Services and Retail & Trade
> http://www.orrtiz.com
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Ron,
>>
>> In 2009 or thereabouts the PMC decided to adopt the Ubuntu way of
>> numbering OFBiz releases. Since then every year in april a release was cut.
>> But as the number of active committers is decreasing the time to release a
>> cut takes more time. Last year broke with that policy, resulting in a
>> release been cut with number 13.07.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Pierre Smits
>>
>> *ORRTIZ.COM <http://www.orrtiz.com>*
>> Services & Solutions for Cloud-
>> Based Manufacturing, Professional
>> Services and Retail & Trade
>> http://www.orrtiz.com
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Ron Wheeler <
>> rwheeler@artifact-software.com> wrote:
>>
>>> https://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html page needs updating.
>>>
>>> Is the 12.04.05 release date closer to being known?
>>>
>>>
>>> The description of the Release number says that release numbers consist
>>> of 2 parts
>>>
>>>    "The naming convention for OFBiz releases is*<Major Release
>>>    Number>.<Minor Release Number>"*
>>> but the releases seem to have 3 digits. Patch description missing.
>>>
>>> The 13.x.x series part of the page puzzles me.
>>> It seems to indicate that some early versions 13.0.0, 13.07.01 should
>>> already be able to be downloaded.
>>> It also seems to indicate that the 13.x.x will be released in 2014 which
>>> means that it should have a 14.x.x release number.
>>>
>>> I am not sure why a non-standard pattern of release identification was
>>> adopted but it is confusing and now inconsistent.
>>> It leads to the impression that the project is not active since it
>>> missed 2013 altogether.
>>>
>>> Would it not be possible/"good thing" to adopt a standard pattern of
>>> releases where the first digit indicates major change with some risk of
>>> serious work required to upgrade, second digit indicating significant new
>>> functionality but no change to the existing data structure or functions
>>> that are not changing and the last digits indicating a minor bug fix?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ron Wheeler
>>> President
>>> Artifact Software Inc
>>> email: rwheeler@artifact-software.com
>>> skype: ronaldmwheeler
>>> phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102
>>>
>>>
>>
>

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