[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 09:11:37 -0500

    Guido> *If* we're going for an even/odd scheme, I wouldn't want to swap
    Guido> the Linux convention, so 2.2 would have to be stable, and 2.3
    Guido> experimental.  

Yeah, I'd tend to agree.  For one thing, all the Linux distributions are
used to the Linux even-odd convention.  Not confusing them would probably be
a good thing.  (Hey, how about we skip 2.3 altogether and get in complete
version sync with Linux?  Maybe we could even convince Linus to do our
releases for us. :-)

    Guido> Maybe I should PEP it first? :-)

You've got a smiley there, but some things will obviously have to change
about the way releases are managed, so a PEP might not be a bad idea.  Has
Jack chimed in on this thread from the Mac quarter?  Tim, can Windows
installers be created by other people?