[Twisted-Python] Re: 8.0.0pre2

Christopher Armstrong radix at twistedmatrix.com
Sun Mar 23 17:09:48 EDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Nicola Larosa <nico at teknico.net> wrote:
> Phil Christensen wrote:
>  > I've got to defend the new scheme, because I like big version numbers,
>  > and Twisted is awesome enough that I think it deserves them, like
>  > Ubuntu (which I admit is the only other project I know of that uses
>  > the yearly version scheme....well, besides the windows 9x
>  > series... ;-) ).
>  >
>  > But one thing that I think is nice about Ubuntu's scheme is that point
>  > releases are based on the month of the year.
>  >
>  > I wonder if the Twisted approach of mixing the year-style and the
>  > fractional-version style might be too confusing.
>  I have to second this. Using the year is fine, but:
>  1) mixing the year for major and arbitrary minor and bugfix is ugly;
>  2) doing something like Ubuntu, but not quite, does not help.

Using months for the secondary number is confusing. See how many
people talk about imaginary releases like "Ubuntu 7.0" and "Ubuntu
7.1". This scheme makes it look enough like a version number that
those kinds of things are unlikely.

Anyway, the version number is fairly irrelevant. I'd suggest not
worrying about it too much, because it's really unlikely to affect

Christopher Armstrong
International Man of Twistery

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