[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 15:24:39 -0400
Barry A. Warsaw writes:
> I'd dread having to explain to people "this is compatible with Python
> Python 2.4.2 but not anything earlier than 2.4.1 unless you're on the
> 2.3.x branch and then 2.3.7 is okay, but not 2.3.6 or earlier."
Yes; that's a PR pain. I think someone already suggested that when a
feature-release series is determined to be "stable" (however that gets
defined), a new stable series is started. I.e., if we determine X.Y.Z
is stable, it gets released as X.(Y+1), and feature development moves
to X.(Y+2). That's pretty much Linux-style as far as I can tell. I
don't like the magic interpretation of even/odd, but I can live with
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation