[Release-testers] [Openmp-dev] [4.0 Release] Schedule and call for testers
Hans Wennborg via Release-testers
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Mon Dec 5 12:07:25 PST 2016
On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 5 December 2016 at 19:56, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
>> I'd like to avoid 4.1 because of the potential for confusion about
>> whether it's a major release (as it would have been under the old
>> scheme) or a patch release.
> But if the versioning scheme is different, users will have to
> understand what it means anyway.
> Until now we had a weird and very unique logic, and we're moving to a
> more sensible logic, because it's similar to what some other projects
> are doing.
> I can see as much confusion from 4.0.1 -> 5.0.0 than by having a 4.1
> that used to be weird before.
> After a few releases everything will be clear anyway... I really don't
> want to make the foreseeable future weird again to avoid a potential
> misunderstanding for one or two releases.
> Let's just be brutally clear in all release communications and
> hopefully people will understand.
>> The alternative would be:
>> 4.1.0 <-- Can't tell from the version number what kind of release this is.
> No, that has a redundant zero, too.
> The alternative is:
I'm worried that users will, with some reason, think that the 4.1 and
5.1 releases are the same kind as 2.1 and 3.1 :-/
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