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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [All] Using "SemVer"?
Date Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:02:52 GMT
I have been using semver for Commons components I am involved. I think we
are pretty good in general about it... YMMV ;-)

Gary

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 7:59 AM Claude Warren <claude@xenei.com> wrote:

> I think there is a belief in the general using public that Apache follows
> SemVer for most Java code.  I think that it would be best if each module
> specified if it follows SemVer or not -- just to clear up any confusion on
> the part of the user.
>
> Claude
>
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 4:08 PM Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > On 2019-10-18, Gilles Sadowski wrote:
> >
> > > My point/question was whether we do not already follow it.
> >
> > We don't, at least not in all components.
> >
> > Quite a few of our components don't have a patch number at all and they
> > sometimes create minor releases that would be patch releases if we
> > followed SemVer. And sometimes we convince ourselves something that in a
> > release that would be a major release it is OK to not change the major
> > version number. Both ends of this are true for Compress which I happen
> > to know best.
> >
> > > What would be the additional burden?
> >
> > Having to obey more rules.
> >
> > Don't get me wrong. I haven't got any problems with components who want
> > to adhere to SemVer.
> >
> > It is that I just don't think we need to force all components to do
> > so. As little as we don't need to force all components to use Maven or
> > need to force all components to use an indentation of four spaces. There
> > is no reason to standardize this accross components IMHO.
> >
> > Stefan
> >
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