Proposal: hands off the base! :)
laurent.deniau at cern.ch
Mon Jan 21 04:01:35 EST 2008
Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> step 1: create library NewArray with modules Data.NewArray.* copied
> one-to-one from Data.Array.* and publish it as version 1
> step 2: raise NewArray version to 2.0 and start making changes. once
> we've finished, raise version to 3.0 and keep interfaces for 3.*
> intact so anyone can import NewArray 3.* and got latest version with
> exactly the same interface as he used
Why not use some convention on the version number, a bit like in the
Linux kernel (odd minor = dev, even minor = stable)?
Instead of creating NewArray, just tag Array with version 1.0.x and
create a new branch 1.1.y as a development version of 1.0.x. Your
NewArray 2.0 proposal will then become Array numbered 1.2.x for stable
version and 1.3.y for development (unstable) version (your version 3.0
would become 1.4.x and 1.5.y respectively). Moving to versions 2.0.x -
2.1.y would mean a major change of all standard libraries (cross-cutting
changes) like moving to features of the last standard or reflecting a
reorganization of the standard classes.
It would allow to keep track of many dev + stable releases in parallel
without changing the libraries names. It also allows to release
development version more often than stable version.
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