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Re: [virt-tools-list] VirtViewer version scheme and Windows ProductVersion



On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 07:31:34AM -0400, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> Hi
> 
> ----- Mensaje original -----
> > > What is the difference between "minor" and "micro" in your naming? How
> > > can it be decided or interpreted between one or the other? It is worth
> > > to have some clear rule for versioning.
> > 
> > micro is intended for releases that are mostly bugfixing, minor for
> > releases introducing non-trivial new features, major for large new
> > features or changes which are disruptive to user experiance
> 
> We haven't been following this practice closely in the 0.5.X releases.
> 
> Your definition of micro seems like it should be a stable branch of the
> major.minor. That would indeed make sense, if only we were doing it.

No, a stable branch would add a fourth digit.

> > > > > Well, upstream would have the same issue if it would have a "stable"
> > > > > release of some sort.
> > > 
> > > You drop the possibility to make stable windows installer releases
> > > upstream?
> > > 
> > > Or you would implement the 8 bit shifting of "minor" in the productversion
> > > "build" field?
> > 
> > I don't think this drops that ability at all. There is plenty of scope
> > in the windows version numbers to encode even a 4 digit version number
> > and a build number.  The micro numbers rarely go above 10, if we had
> > a stable branch that'd be pretty unlikely to go above 10 in numbers
> > so you could easily encode those two digits into one byte, leaving a
> > second byte for the build number
> 
> Given that we are already talking about 0.5.7, I would say we get
> close to 10 pretty easily.

This discussion is pointless bikeshedding. It is perfectly possible to
do windows installers with the versioning scheme we already have. I see
no reason to justify changing

Daniel
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