HI all, On 07/02/2013 09:17 PM, Alon Bar-Lev wrote: >> From: "Federico Simoncelli" <fsimo...@redhat.com> >>> From: "Kiril Nesenko" <ki...@redhat.com> >>> 1. We would like to see this  merged. We should start acting >>> like a normal open source project and upstream should not be distro >>> oriented >>> ! >>> >>>  http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/c/12448/ >> >>  is unrelated to being open source or being distro oriented.
I agree with Federico - this is a distinct issue. If the patch were removing a dependency on the way a certain distro did something, then the comment would be correct. >> Just to summarize the patch , beside the technical details, it all comes >> down to change the release cycle bumping the version at the beginning of the >> development cycle. >> >> This might be common in java projects (and their tailored build systems >> as maven) but it's rather unconventional in python and in any other open >> source project that vdsm is relying upon, e.g. libvirt, qemu, etc. >> >> Bumping the version early (at the beginning of the development cycle) >> means that you are generating tarballs/rpms/debs/etc... advertising a version >> that is not released/finalized or complete (e.g. missing APIs). > > Which is perfectly ok, as you do work toward this version and you release > tarballs/rpms/debs with pre-release signature. Release version naming is, mostly, not that big a deal. The important thing is the management of user expectations. - You don't want people to think that they're getting stable software when installing a 4.10.3-alpha package (or whatever) - You don't want people pulling the 4.10 branch to be under the impression that they are getting a stable release branch if in fact they are getting a development branch I think the version numbering/naming is less important than branch naming in this situation. The development should happen on feature branches, merged into master. Branches should only be created for a release when it is in pre-release stabilisation (so, after feature & API freeze). Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary - Community Action and Impact Open Source and Standards, Red Hat - http://community.redhat.com Ph: +33 9 50 71 55 62 / Cell: +33 6 77 01 92 13 _______________________________________________ vdsm-devel mailing list email@example.com https://lists.fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/vdsm-devel