[Mongrel] [ANN] Change In Versioning Policy

Brad Ediger brad at bradediger.com
Wed Oct 25 12:47:48 EDT 2006

On Oct 25, 2006, at 10:38 AM, Jacob Atzen wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 06:43:03PM -0700, Zed A. Shaw wrote:
>> I'm going to make a change to how Mongrel is versioned to help out  
>> folks packaging it and tracking it as a pre-release.  Previously I  
>> just did whatever was simplest, but now I'm going to do a slightly  
>> different approach.  This is open for comment and suggestions.
>> Here's the new rules:
>> 1) There are only official and pre-releases.  This doesn't change.
>> 2) The version number is only 3 digits:  X.Y.Z
>> 3) The pre-releases will change the Z number for each release.
>> 4) The official releases will change the Y number and reset the Z  
>> number to 0.
> Maybe I don't understand what is meant by pre-release, but I have a  
> few
> issues:
> - If a bugfix is needed for 0.4.0 what would it be called? 0.4.1 does
>   not seem to be a possibility as it may already have been released as
>   pre-release to 0.5.
> - Users might get confused about this scheme, as it contradicts the
>   usual scheme were the Z value indicates a minor update, say 0.3.Z 
> +1 is a
>   minor update of 0.3.Z. With the proposed scheme I assume 0.3.1 could
>   add features or break compability with 0.3.0.

I kind of agree here. Why not just 0.3.4pre1, pre2, etc.?

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