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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: River release naming, version, etc.
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:22:17 GMT

On Sep 25, 2007, at 1:01 PM, Dan Creswell wrote:

> John McClain - Sun Microsystems, Inc. wrote:
>> Mark Brouwer wrote:
>>>> Finally, around version -- some have expressed a desire to follow
>>>> the version numbering of the starter kit (to align with those  
>>>> releases
>>>> and communicate that this isn't a 0.1 release or the like).   
>>>> Thus, the
>>>> last Starter Kit release was "v2.1" so this could be (v.2.1.1,  
>>>> v2.2, or
>>>> v.3.0).  I don't really have a personal preference on this one  
>>>> at all,
>>>> and am very interested in what your opinion is here.
>>>
>>> v2.1.1
>>
>
> [snip]
>
>>
>> I assume at some point before we exit incubation the need to move  
>> from
>> the com.sun.jini package name space will make us want to bump the
>> version number to at least 2.2, if not 3.0.
>>
>>
>
> So this really matters at the point where we remove the com.sun.jini
> packages entirely (we were talking about a "temporary" compatibility
> type thing as a possibility).
>
> Regardless when the removal happens if we haven't bumped the release
> number substantially by then I too would have thought we should  
> bump it
> at that point.

To avoid confusion, I'd recommend that when you change package names,  
you make a Major Release.

3.0 sounds like a good number.

Craig

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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