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Re: Accumulo Versions (was Accumulo feature freeze in 1 week)
Sean Busbey 2013-10-25, 19:58
When explaining X.major.minor versioning to people, I generally refer to X
as the "marketing" version. It gets incremented when the project wants to
push for a separation in the minds of users.
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Josh Elser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> That is a good point.
>
> We typically have referred to 1.x releases as "major". I will say that
> when I wrote up the Git document, I wrote it based on how we refer to our
> versions, not necessarily using correct semantic versioning verbage.
>
> Is the "1" or "1.6.0" the "super-major" version? :P
>
>
> On 10/25/13 12:43 PM, Sean Busbey wrote:
>
>> On the feature freeze reminder thread, Chris said:
>>
>>  I don't mind putting things off to 1.7 (if necessary). But... if 1.6.0
>>> isn't sufficiently feature rich, there's not really a reason to
>>> release it just yet... until those features are ready. That said, I do
>>> think there'll be enough features in 1.6.0 to release it as a minor
>>> release, if we're interpreting the version as the standard
>>> <major>.<minor>.<bugfix> scheme, even if we end up pushing some stuff
>>> off to 1.7.
>>>
>>
>> I didn't want to derail that thread, but this does not line up with what
>> I've seen in Accumulo. (Though I agree that it is a common numbering
>> scheme[1])
>>
>> The Accumulo release guide[2] doesn't specify how "minor" and "major" turn
>> into positions in the version number. However, the git workflow guide[3]
>> does, and basically says that Accumulo uses
>>
>> x.y.z
>>
>> y = major
>> z = minor
>>
>> This also lines up with my understanding of previous Accumulo releases and
>> cross-compatibility amongst them.
>>
>>
>> [1]: http://semver.org/spec/v2.0.0.**html<http://semver.org/spec/v2.0.0.html>
>> [2]: http://accumulo.apache.org/**governance/releasing.html<http://accumulo.apache.org/governance/releasing.html>
>> [3]: http://accumulo.apache.org/**git.html#release-management<http://accumulo.apache.org/git.html#release-management>
>>
>>
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Sean