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From Travis Winters <>
Subject Re: Proposal To Branch for 1.0 Today
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:05:28 GMT
Also being (very) new to Shindig, the hoo-ha regarding versioning is a  
Failing to tag _any_ releases (alpha's or whatever) and including a  
document which indicates how much of the OpenSocial spec is covered in
that release and what wasn't covered would have been very helpful.

I understand that you're going to branch for a 1.0-sounding release,  
but even
then -- how much of the OpenSocial 0.8.1 spec is that going to support?

To me that is what is really useful. At least it would show intent.

On 04/12/2008, at 5:55 PM, Ben Smith wrote:

> On 4 Dec 2008, at 05:09, Dan Peterson wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 5:28 PM, Evan Gilbert <>  
>> wrote:
>>> Responses below. Again, I don't feel too strongly ("slavish" may  
>>> be a
>>> slightly strong characterization of my points), but I'm not seeing  
>>> big
>>> benefits in the short term to major releases independent of spec  
>>> revisions.
>>> The cost of maintaining a release can easily outweigh the benefits  
>>> of
>>> releasing a new architecture earlier, when there is likely a spec  
>>> rev
>>> coming
>>> up in a few months. I wouldn't tie down the versions but I do see  
>>> benefits
>>> in starting with Opensocial Spec Version == Shindig version.
>>> Still happy to support the will of the group on this one - just  
>>> wanted to
>>> make sure that these points were heard.
>> As stated earlier in this thread, my stance is similar to Evan's --  
>> I worry
>> that we're going to confuse people by *starting off* with a Shindig  
>> version
>> that is inflated ahead of the version of the OpenSocial spec. I  
>> agree that
>> we'd probably not want to hold the Shindig version to be similar to  
>> the
>> OpenSocial spec version in perpetuity.
>> That all said, however, if we're the minority, we should simply  
>> move on wrap
>> up this release. Having stable releases at all is a really important
>> milestone for Shindig's success.
>> -Dan
> I thought I might proffer my 2 cents as I'm new to Shindig and know  
> what was confusing and what wasn't.
> I did not expect the Shindig version to match the Spec version. I  
> did have a look in the available README files, and would hope that  
> this kind of information would be explicate there, but in the  
> absence of release notes I just assumed the latest.
> I agree with Dan that starting off with the Spec version and then  
> slowly divorcing from it would be bonkers.
> I hope that helps,
> Ben Smith


Travis Winters

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