DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Version numbering for release DECISION!
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 06:32:33PM +0200, Raphael Marmier wrote:I didn't think this one too carefully, you are right. Although, thinking
from the administrator/manager point of view, it is "untested" with
regard to production.
s/UNTESTED/CURRENT/. Just because it is the _current_ code doesn't
make it "untested". I agree with the other names though.
Maybe even PRODUCTION --> BUGFIXES.
I beg to insist on PRODUCTION. BUGFIXES is informative for engineer, but
has negative connotation. PRODUCTION is positive: it positively tells
this is the release to be used in production, and that everything that
is done on it is done with production only in mind.
These naming conventions must be like an executive summary. Because they
impact management of software directly, they must speak the manager's
I am aware that I might be "throwing a stone into the pond", please
I don't want to name the tags something like "alpha", because that
has some horrible prejustice applied to it, thanks to big software