[Buildbot-devel] 0.8.4p2 coming soon, versioning, feature RFC

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sun Jul 10 14:53:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 3:04 AM, P. Christeas <xrg at linux.gr> wrote:
> Thanks for your work!
> But let me make a silly question: why don't we/you put the feature changes in
> a middle release (like 0.9.0) rather than 0.8.4->0.8.5 transitions?
> Said that, I appreciate that 0.8 is a 'beta', "not 1.0" series that you
> wouldn't wish to maintain long.
> (or has somebody already asked that)

The numbering is a bit odd, I'll admit.  At the moment, the 0 is
superfluous, the 8 indicates major (and potentially
difficult-to-upgrade-over) changes, and the 4/5 just enumerates
releases within that, each of which have incremental improvements.  If
you look at the roadmap on Trac, you'll see that 0.9.x and 0.10.x
(which will probably be known as 1.x.0) have planned characteristics
that are not something we can get to in a single release.

> /me lists himself in the group of people that fetch every day and use 0.8.4
> branch


> Please, consider the gitpoller enhancement (probably for 0.8.5 series or
> whatever) as in 1802e88cd7b07053b7 :
>    https://github.com/xrg/buildbot/tree/xrg-0.8
> If you wish, I would pick it for your master and make a pull request.

That would be great - pull requests let all of the potential
reviewers/committers look and comment.


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