duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 30 19:29:58 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 22:13 +0200, Luis Cabellos wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Duncan Coutts
> <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 13:25 +0200, Luis Cabellos wrote:
> >> Maybe, it worth to change releases number to time-based numbering
> >> e.g:
> >> * 2009.05.04 instead 2009.2.0
> >> * 2009.06.01 instead 2009.2.1
> >> * 2009.07.13 instead 2009.2.2
> > Not all releases are equal. We need an indication of major/minor
> > releases. There are supposed to be two major releases every year (ie
> > every 6 months). Minor releases are API compatible. We need to be able
> > to see that in the version number.
> > However we also need to be able to identify testing pre-releases. Hence
> > the suggestion for odd/even. $date.1.x and $date.3.x being testing
> > pre-releases for $date.2.0 and $date.4.0.
> Ok, I see the point. Now I know why that numbering I like it.
I've now documented it on the wiki
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