[Python-Dev] devguide: Backporting is obsolete. Add details that I had to learn.

Rob Cliffe rob.cliffe at btinternet.com
Tue Jan 10 09:49:04 CET 2012

But "minor version" and "major version" are readily understandable to 
the general reader, e.g. me, whereas "feature release" and "release 
series" I find are not.  Couldn't the first two terms be defined once 
and then used throughout?
Rob Cliffe

On 10/01/2012 04:05, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 1/9/2012 8:52 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Antoine Pitrou<solipsis at pitrou.net>  
>> wrote:
>>> Please avoid using the terms "minor version" and "major version", they
>>> are confusing.
>> Indeed. "Feature release" (2.7, 3.2, 3.3) and "release series" (2.x,
>> 3.x) are the least confusing terms we have available.
> I minimally edited what was already there to correct what is now an 
> error. The change comes immediately after a section defining major, 
> minor, and micro releases. To change terms,
> http://docs.python.org/devguide/devcycle.html
> and possibly other pages needs more extensive editing.

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