[Distutils] dev versions

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Fri Oct 9 17:04:21 CEST 2009

On Friday,2009-10-09, at 6:25 , Benji York wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn  
> <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
>> What we do in the Tahoe-LAFS project is we don't count down to a  
>> future
>> version, we only count up from a past version.  This is also what  
>> Twisted
>> does (no coincidence -- we probably got the idea from them).
> To clarify: that means that a beta for 2.0.0 might have a version of
> 1.6.3-r4321?

Yes, that's right.  We haven't done this yet, but I suppose we could  
announce "the beta for 2.0.0" and give people 1.6.3-r4321 saying  
"This is the beta for 2.0.0.".

What we've done so far is a little less formal.  We say "Hey there  
are no more tickets open for 2.0.0 (see the issue tracker), so please  
everyone test the current version (1.6.3-r4321), and in about a week  
if there are no important new bugs discovered then we'll bump the  
version number to 2.0.0 and release it!".  This is much like a beta  
but the word "beta" doesn't appear in the announcement.



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