[Python-Dev] Stability and change

Paul Svensson paul@svensson.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 14:54:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>> Make X.Y.0.N the experimental branch,
>> settling down to X.Y.1 as the final stable release,
>> following up with X.Y.Z as bugfix-only releases,
>> and the next round of experimentals continuing from X.(Y+1).0.0.
>This is attractive, if we can make sure that everything settles
>between 2.x.0 and 2.x.1.  That leaves us only alpha and beta releases
>of 2.x.1 to experiment.  Could be a long string of betas...

The whole idea is that N can grow as large as you like it,
before you declare the release stable, and rename it.