[infrastructure] Re: [development] Drupal 4.5 unsupported

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed May 31 21:08:29 UTC 2006

On Wed, May 31, 2006 1:31 pm, Steven Peck said:

>> For Drupal, Y increases, all bets are off.  We technically
>> don't have Y
>> releases, just Z and X, but we use both of the first two
>> numbers for the X
>> releases.  That throws a lot of people off.  It actually
>> surprised me a
>> great deal, although fortunately it didn't affect my plans
>> significantly.
>> Whatever else we do, we should probably make that clearer
>> right up front.
>> It's not inherently a bad development model, just an
>> unconventional one
>> that needs to be made clearer.
>> --Larry Garfield
> How much more clear can I make this?
> http://drupal.org/handbook/version-info
> The alias is recent but it has been at the top level of the handbook now
> for about a year.  Should we link it in the Project download page for
> Drupal?

Absolutely!  People should not be able to download anything from
Drupal.org without having that page offered to them, at least as a clear
and prominent link.

I do have some suggestions to make the page clearer, but I'm at work at
the moment so will have to get back to you on that later.  Stay tuned. :-)

> There are other projects that use different from KDE versioning release
> scheme's as well.  Drupal's been consistent for the 3 years I've used it
> with it's versioning information and method.  The versioning scheme has
> not changed at all.
> -sp

Once again, I'm not saying the Drupal versioning system is bad, just not
the normal treatment of X.Y.Z that people have been trained to expect.  I
use KDE only as a high-profile example.  It's easier to change people's
perceptions and expectations (see comment above) than to completely change
our development model.  So let's make sure we do a good job of that. :-)

--Larry Garfield

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