Subject: Re: [ecasound] we need bigger releases!
From: S. Massy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 07:09:01 EET
Hm, how about falling back to how most apps are numbered, especially
the linux kernel. You know, major/minor/sublevel, where odd minor
numbers are for development and even ones for stable releases? Seems
much more straightforward to me...
On Wed, 07 Feb 2001, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Jeremy Hall wrote:
> > I think people should use the 1.9, 1.10, etc versions as stable releases
> > and 1.9.1 etc as devel, just as you have suggested. You might leave the D
> I've considered the "1.9.1 -> 1.9.2 -> 1.9.3 = stable 1.9" approach, but
> it seems a bit illogical to me. IMHO it's better if 1.9 and 1.9.0 are
> considered to be equivalent. At least now the "1.9dev1" style seems to be
> the best.
> > I also think people wishing to test a new feature should use CVS, that way
> > if there are problems, the latest CVS tree is always available. If a
> Yup, CVS just makes things so much easier that it's hard to live without
> once you start use it. But there are few things which make separate
> development releases useful:
> 1) it forces you to clean up various not-so-important things like
> makefiles, rpm/debian/etc package specs, readmes, etc
> 2) ready-to-use binary packages do have their good sides;
> if nothing else, compiling ecasound from scratch take quite
> a lot of time... :(
> 3) devel-releases serve as milestones --> people know that the
> project is still alive and kicking ;)
> > You could have symbolic tags in the CVS to denote some stage
> > (before_mixer) for example comes to mind. People wishing to bleed should
> > do so on CVS so they remain current with the code.
> This is on my todo-list: CVS-tags and lots of them! :)
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