[Zope-dev] movedaddedremoved branches of zope.container and zope.lifecycleevent

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Tue May 19 11:06:08 EDT 2009

Chris McDonough wrote:
> Er, it actually isn't a major release.  None of *its* interfaces moved.  I 
> thought we were defining "major release" as "API change".

Hm, a dependency change isn't a bugfix either.

It's an edge case, and one where I think we should err on the side of 
caution. It's a change in behavior that could have more consequences 
than the normally bugfix, though less consequences than API change.

It could be argued that a change in dependencies *is* a feature change. 
Less might be registered. People might depend on implicit dependencies 
being present (even though they shouldn't). Less might be monkey-patched...

It was recorded here previously:


"Moving code around as part of dependency refactoring is worth a feature 
release (x.y as opposed to x.y.z version number) for the affected 
packages. Changing an import to make use of a new package that came out 
of such refactoring is also worth a feature release."



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