[development] Choosing the N number for .install's hook_update_N

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 5 12:56:02 UTC 2008

Quoting Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com>:

> Derek Wright wrote:
>> Not really.  Just like I don't think the right time for a new 
>> release is after every commit, I also don't think the right time for 
>> a whole new major version is after every new feature.  10 new 
>> "major" versions in the span of even 3 years seems like an awful lot.
> I agree with this. Major versions should be pretty major. And while 
> I've been excessively major with my major versions in the past, I 
> would expect that bumping the major version number of a product has 
> some very serious changes to it that will fundamentally change how it 
> or a part of it works and/or how you use it.

I agree with this.

> However, each maintainer must determine his or her own policies in 
> regards to these issues.

And I agree with this which is why we should change the structure to 
allow the module maintainer more discretion toward that policy.

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