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From Rafael Schloming <rafa...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Release numbering suggestion
Date Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:03:57 GMT
Andrew Stitcher wrote:
> We currently have a problem distinguishing between the qpid release
> numbering for actual releases and release branches and code development
> on trunk.
> For example before starting the 0.6 release the label 0.5 was ambiguous
> - it referred both to the development code on the and the code in the
> 0.5 release. By that I mean that the code on trunk thought it was 0.5
> too and reported that.
> I propose that we change the trunk numbering to 0.7 at the point we
> branch 0.6 for release.
> Then I propose that we change the numbering to 0.8 when we start the
> next release process.
> Then we would change trunk numbering to 0.9 when branching the next
> release etc.
> The advantage of this scheme is that it is immediately obvious whether a
> given release is development or a released release (odd numbers are dev,
> even are release). It also means that the numbering is never shared
> between trunk and a branch.
> Minor disadvantage: Our releases skip from 0.6 to 0.8 to 0.10 etc.
> Comments?
> [unless I hear heated opposition by the actual point of release, I will
> do this]

This makes sense to me. It occurs to me that "dev" versions of all our 
software should probably also include the svn revision number when 
reporting their version info, but even just having the even/odd 
distinction would be useful.


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