[m-dev.] release version numbers

Ian MacLarty maclarty at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Feb 3 14:42:37 AEDT 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Paul Bone <pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 11:00:50AM +1100, Ian MacLarty wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Julien and I were discussing removing the "0." from the release
>> versions, so the next release would be 14 instead of 0.14.  From MC's
>> point of view it'd help when trying to sell software written in
>> Mercury, as the 0. versions make it seem like Mercury is "not quite
>> ready", which in reality is not the case.
>> How does the rest of the team feel about this proposal?
> 14 implies that we've had 14 major changes to the system.  It doesn't sit right
> with me.
> 1.0 or similar might be better, but then people will want to know _why_ we've
> decided to move to 1.0 from 0.13.1  From the outside our decision to move to
> 1.0 will look arbitrary.
> Naming releases after a year and possibly month might be more appropriate, it
> seems to work for the Ubuntu project sans the silly animal names.  (How many
> isotopes of Mercury are there? (joking)).  I like this scheme since it reflects
> our intentions of making one release roughly every six months.

That sounds fine to me.


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