[Grok-dev] Re: Release naming convention revisited...
tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Oct 15 11:09:42 EDT 2007
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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Sebastian Ware wrote:
>> But it is still confusing with regards to the maturity of the code.
>> Haven't we overintellectualised this, rather than kept it simple and
>> intuitive for the casual observer?
> No, I think we're doing it the right way. major.minor.bugfix is a very
> common pattern in the software release world and I see no reason to
> deviate from this.
> I agree though that things like 0.10 are ugly. We'll get to 1.0 soon
> enough though, so we can dump that ugliness.
I think any ugliness comes only from expectations expect 'decimal'-like
semantics, which we obviously don't have anyway (who ever heard of a
decimal number with *two* decimal points? or which have arbitrary alpha
suffixes tacked on?). Version identifiers are tuple-like, period;
confusing them with arithmetic quatntities is a correctible error, which
shouldn't be coddled.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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