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Re: version numbering and release lines

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-01-29 22:35:47 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:

>I'm fine with this plan, but have two notes about some of its peripheral
>features.
>
>On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 19:34, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>
>
>>There is one aspect of Subversion not addressed by the APR guidelines:
>>client/server compatibility.
>>
>>
>
>Also working-copy compatibility and FS compatibility.
>
>
>
>>So the patch levels in the 1.0.x line would be, in order, 1.0.1,
>>1.0.2, 1.0.3, etc. The API-but-not-ABI-compatible releases in the 1.x
>>line would be 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, etc.
>>
>>
>
>I think you misread the APR versioning guidelines. 1.1.0 does not get
>to break the 1.0 ABI. That has to wait for 2.0 just like an
>incompatible API change has to wait.
>
>What 1.1.0 gets to do is add functionality, such that a *downgrade* from
>1.1.x to 1.0.x might be traumatic in terms of API or ABI compatibility
>or other issues. (A downgrade from 1.0.2 to 1.0.1 should not be
>traumatic except insofar as it will re-introduce all the bugs we fixed
>in 1.0.2.)
>
>

A big +1 from me, too.

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Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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