[Dev] New milestone numbering
vajda at osafoundation.org
Wed Dec 3 18:15:32 PST 2003
On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, John Anderson wrote:
> Without starting a version number war, I'd like to toss out my preferred
> numbering system: It consists of increasing integers without zero
> prefixes between dots, which has the advantage of not running out range,
> e.g. consider 0.3.XX, where XX starts at 00 and goes to 99; what happens
> if you want to go beyond 99? Similarily, consider 0.3.XX, 0.4.XX, ...
> 0.9.XX. Can you have a 0.10.XX? or are you forced to have a 1.0.XX?
> If it were only up to me I'd chose a numbering system something like:
> Where X is major version, Y is minor version and Z is build number,
> where X, Y and Z are positive 32 bit integers. Each integer resets to
> zero when it's left most integer increments, e.g. ...0.9.53, 0.9.54,
> 0.9.55, 0.10.0, 0.10.1.
> Heikki Toivonen wrote:
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> > It seems like most of us are struggling with our current milestone
> > numbering scheme. The new proposed scheme will simply be logically
> > ascending dot releases that we all (I think) are used to.
> > To avoid milestones with duplicate numbers, we need an overlap period.
> > That also means that we don't need to make any changes in Bugzilla, and
> > it provides time to make any necessary changes in build system and
> > documentation.
> > Here is the plan:
> > Use the current system until 0.3 Release is done. This includes all
> > milestone numbers from 0.3.01 to 0.3.07.
> > The road from 0.3 Release to 0.4 Release is the overlap period that
> > needs special consideration. We want to ascend logically, but to avoid
> > clashes with previous numbers we need to start higher than the previous
> > highest number used. The numbering would go like this:
> > 0.3 Release, 0.3.11, 0.3.12, ..., 0.3.17, 0.4 Release
> > Starting with 0.4 Release we would be using the new system as intended:
> > 0.4 Release, 0.4.01, 0.4.02, ..., 0.5 Release, 0.5.01, 0.5.02, ..., 1.0
> > Release, ...
> > Let me know if you have any concerns.
> > - --
> > ~ Heikki Toivonen
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