On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 11:04 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> Chris McDonough wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 10:12 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> > 
> 
> ...
> 
> > We have historically always had the opportunity to introduce features
> > that preserve 100% b/c (like filestream iterators) in point releases.
> > This has worked pretty well for the last few years.
> 
> I wasn't aware of this and I don't think it's a good policy.
> 
> Feature releases should be backward compatible. Bug-fix
> releases should be for bug fixes.

Yup.  I think the reality of the situation was that there was such a
long stretch between 2.7.0 and 2.8.0 that it became impractical to not
do this.  But if we go to time based major releases, this becomes
irrelevant, so hopefully that works!

- C


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