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Re: [libvirt] ANNOUNCE: Stable release libvirt-0.9.11.2



On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 08:35:19PM -0700, Jason Helfman wrote:
> > Okay, I screwed up the tarball for the first stable release, due to not
> > building it from a fresh checkout :/ No changes for this one except a
> > version
> > bump and dist rebuild.
> >
> > This release can be downloaded at:
> >
> > http://libvirt.org/sources/libvirt-0.9.11.2.tar.gz
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cole
> >
> 
> Is there any particular reason that the project is using the same naming
> convention for stable releases? It appears to be a minor revision update
> from the standard release cycle. From an outsiders prospective, I don't
> know how anyone would think that 0.9.11.2 is not a standard update from
> 0.9.11, as there is no distinction in either the name from the distributed
> file, or documentation (unless I missed it denoted specifically on
> libvirt.org).
> 
> Would there be any objection to using a distribution file name
> libvirt-stable-0.9.11.2.tar.gz ?
> 
> To me, it is confusing, but that is just my opinion.

Actually to be honest I think we should actually call these 'long term
support' or 'maintenance' releases, since we generally consider *all*
our releases to be stable releases. The distinction is really that the
traditional releases may introduce new features, where as these new
micro releases are strictly bug fix only.

Regards,
Daniel
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