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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: version numbers
Date Sun, 06 Aug 2006 12:20:26 GMT
On 8/5/06, Patrick Linskey <plinskey@bea.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Some questions about version numbers:
>
> 1. Is it true that we should keep the OpenJPA version number below 1.0
> until we get out of incubation?

projects under incubation are not allowed to create official apache
releases. the version number strategy is up to the project community.

IMHO there are a few reasons why most podlings choose to adopt this
version numbering model:

a 1.0 release is a good way to generate momentum for a project
especially amongst users. graduation followed soon by a good 1.0
release works well. the product and the community should be ready
after graduation to handle additional interest in a positive manner.

too much adoption too early can hurt a project's development. during
graduation, the ratio of active developers (in the apache sense of
http://incubator.apache.org/guides/participation.html#developer) to
passive users needs to be high. releasing 0.x versions is a way of
targetting active early adopters.

- robert

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