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Re: Release numbering for branch-2 releases
Thanks Suresh. Adding back other *-dev lists.

On Jan 29, 2013, at 1:58 PM, Suresh Srinivas wrote:

> +1 for a release with all the changes that are committed. That way it
> carries all the important bug fixes.
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> So, rather than debate more, I had a brief chat with Suresh and Todd. Todd
>> suggested calling the next release as hadoop-2.1.0-alpha to indicate the
>> incompatibility a little better. This makes sense to me, as long as we are
>> clear that we won't make any further *feature* releases in hadoop-2.0.x
>> series (obviously we might be forced to do security/bug-fix release).
>>
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> We have been incorrectly using point releases to introduce features. Given
> there are many features in this release, calling it 2.1.0 instead of 2.0.3
> makes sense. As you said, I am okay with the proposed plan as long as we do
> not lapse back to introducing new features in point releases meant for
> critical bugs.