[development] Module developers, please do *proper* releases !
xavier.bestel at free.fr
Mon Feb 18 14:36:50 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 16:20 +0200, Omar Abdel-Wahab wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2008 4:09 PM, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 15:30 +0200, Omar Abdel-Wahab wrote:
> > > On Feb 18, 2008 3:08 PM, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> wrote:
> > > > So ?
> > > > Ready when ready, I agree with that. But two successive versions should
> > > > be called 5.x-1.(n) and 5.x-1.(n+1), with (n) and (n+1) being actual
> > > > numbers, not 5.x-1.x-dev and 5.x-1.x-dev.
> > > >
> > > > Look at the video module for example: not a single 5.x stable release,
> > > > it went through numerous versions, all called 5.x-1.x-dev.
> > > > If you don't use the update module, you're screwed.
> > > >
> > > > What does it cost to just change the *name* of the versions ?
> > > >
> > > > Xav
> > >
> > > I still see this as an option.
> > >
> > > We can not restrict or enforce a specific policy for module
> > > maintainers to follow.
> > > Once again, this is contributing. I code something and see it as
> > > useful for others so I put it on d.o. It's not my responsibility that
> > > someone doesn't see this as useful.
> > Then don't release anything and just let your users pull from CVS.
> > If it was me, I would ban unnumbered versions, and just add a tag 'dev
> > release' to warn the users to stay to the previous stable release,
> > unless they're adventurous.
> Not everyone has CVS know-how. Probably this is why there's a cron job
> on d.o. to grab a tar ball every now and then.
> You can't ban someone who wants to help others. Some great modules
> started as few lines of code someone saw as "useful".
> Organizing things is one thing, putting too many restrictions is another.
I'm not restricting anything. I just want a way to discriminate between
releases. A small number attached to the name. A script can do it, and
you won't have to change your way of releasing your module.
Just so that 2 different versions don't have the same filename.
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