[rspec-users] major release required?

Martin Hawkins martin.hawkins at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 10:34:10 EST 2011

I agree with you that to create a major release for this too grand.
Suitable fanfare and documentation is fine.

On 18 January 2011 14:15, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Since the release of rspec-2.0, I've been following Rubygems' rational
> versioning [1] as closely as possible. Patch releases (2.4.x) have only had
> bug fixes, and minor releases (2.x.0) have had new features, but no
> (intentionally) backward incompatible changes, which should require a major
> (3.0) release.
> The autotest extension in rspec-2.0 prefixes the command it generates with
> 'bundle exec' if it sees a 'Gemfile' in the project root directory. It turns
> out that this is not universally helpful, so there was a request to have an
> opt-out.
> It also turns out that autotest has a bundler plugin that prefixes the
> command with 'bundle exec'. To use an autotest plugin, you just require it
> in a .autotest file in the project root. In this case:
>  require 'autotest/bundler'
> I think the right thing to do is to rely on the autotest plugin, but I also
> think that this would require a 3.0 release, which feels a bit grand for
> this situation. My question to you is: do you think this warrants a major
> (3.0) release, or would it be an acceptable exception to the rule (assuming
> proper fanfare and documentation)?
> [1] http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/7
> Cheers,
> David
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