[Haskell-cafe] Naming convention for version branches (Package versioning)

Oleg Grenrus oleg.grenrus at iki.fi
Tue May 19 18:07:49 UTC 2015

I don’t know if you are aware of https://www.npmjs.com/package/semantic-release <https://www.npmjs.com/package/semantic-release> project

It’s built for npm packages, but the same idea could be used for Haskell/cabal too.

The idea is to use SCM commit message to decide which version digit to bump.
- you still have to annotate changes
- and if you try to cheat, but semantic-release runs old test suite again new version of the library to detect obvious breaking changes

Seems there is https://github.com/blitzcode/hackage-diff <https://github.com/blitzcode/hackage-diff> which can be used to make the task of detecting API changes even easier.

Hopefully these pointers let you make even greater tool!

- Oleg

> On 19 May 2015, at 20:02, Alois Cochard <alois.cochard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am currently writing a tool to automate the release and version bump of cabal projects.
> Currently you can call the tool by giving as argument the rank of the branch you want to bump, for example given <>:
> - `cabal-release 0` bump to `1`
> - `cabal-release 1` bump to `0.1`
> - `cabal-release 2` bump to `0.0.1`
> - `cabal-release 3` bump to ``
> As we are not all robots (yet), I thought that in addition to this it would be great if the user could give a human friendly name for the rank.
> For now, here is what I have for the different rank:
> 0 == --major
> 1 == --major-fix
> 2 == --minor
> 3 == --minor-fix
> I'm curious to know what you think of those names? any suggestions or known established convention about that?
> Thanks
> --
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