[infrastructure] Re: [development] Drupal 4.5 unsupported

Adrian Rossouw adrian at bryght.com
Wed May 31 21:53:40 UTC 2006

On 31 May 2006, at 11:32 PM, Khalid B wrote:
> Simple: if we break the current API, the next release from HEAD is  
> 5.0.0.
> If we don't, then it is 4.8.0
Seriously. I don't think that is going to change a single thing about  
how we develop.

All that will happen is we will go to drupal 23.y.z much quicker, and  
means we will almost
never increment y.

How we number it won't change the fact that your code might not work  
on the
next release, because we have found a better/cleaner way to do  
something, or have perhaps
introduced new functionality which makes your code obsolete. or  

I don't see that this 'mythical' stable api is anywhere near  
accomplishable, as Drupal
is moving too fast, in too many directions, to even consider it.

To me :
x = major architectural changes, in the form of major overhauls of  
existing systems, or powerful new systems being introduced.
    (4.x : node, taxonomy etc , 5.x : cck, views, perhaps some  
action / workflow stuff, 6.x: sentience and self-awareness ? )
y = api changes
z = bug fixes

Adrian Rossouw
Drupal developer and Bryght Guy
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