[torquedev] Versioning Issues & Development Roadmap

Garrick garrick at usc.edu
Thu May 28 21:42:41 MDT 2009

(sorry, bottom posting is a pain on iPhone)

Fork a private branch for the long-term change and keep it sync with  
trunk while you work on it. Eg ipv6 branch.

Keeping the private branch in sync with trunk and later merging your  
changes back into trunk is easy.

HPCC/Linux Systems Admin

On May 28, 2009, at 8:37 PM, Glen Beane <glen.beane at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Garrick <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:
>> There's nothing wrong with the versioning scheme, just stop adding
>> features to "fixes" branches and do all development in trunk. Fixes
>> are always backported from trunk down to all supported branches. As
>> long as changes in trunk are backwards compat, then new releases keep
>> the same major number.  Easy.
>> Current trunk should stay on track as 2.4.
> There are cases where you want to be able to be working on the next
> minor release and the next major release at the same time.  A major
> release could be a long-term project, during which several minor
> releases may happen (with bug fixes and minor features back ported
> from the major version in development).  If it is going to take you a
> year to make some major change you don't want to put a halt to minor
> version releases.
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