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Re: Branch 2 release names

+1 for moving on with 2.0 till it gets GA'ed, given we haven't made much progress on 2.0.1-alpha.

+1 for putting the alpha/beta tags only on releases, and not on branches.

This also reduces some branch-clutter like I mentioned on the other thread on general@h.a.o.


On Sep 4, 2012, at 11:55 AM, Owen O'Malley wrote:

> While cleaning up the subversion branches, I thought more about the
> branch 2 release names. I'm concerned if we backtrack and reuse
> release numbers it will be extremely confusing to users. It also
> creates problems for tools like Maven that parse version numbers and
> expect a left to right release numbering scheme (eg. 2.1.1-alpha >
> 2.1.0). It also seems better to keep on the 2.0.x minor release until
> after we get a GA release off of the 2.0 branch.
> Therefore, I'd like to propose:
> 1. rename branch-2.0.1-alpha -> branch-2.0
> 2. delete branch-2.1.0-alpha
> 3. stabilizing goes into branch-2.0 until it gets to GA
> 4. features go into branch-2 and will be branched into branch-2.1 later
> 5. The release tags can have the alpha/beta tags on them.
> Thoughts?
> -- Owen