[infrastructure] Re: [development] Drupal 4.5 unsupported
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
>> 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?
> 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
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.
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. :-)
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