[openstack-dev] [Nova] Release versioning proposal for Liberty

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Jun 3 13:09:28 UTC 2015

John Garbutt wrote:
> Given we are thinking Liberty is moving to semantic versioning, maybe
> it could look like this:
> * 12.0.1 (liberty-1) will have some features (hopefully), and will be a tag
> * 12.0.2.dev1 is the first commit after 12.0.1 and does not get a tag
> * 12.0.2.dev1234 would be the 1234th commit after 12.0.1
> * 12.0.2 (liberty-2) will also contain features
> * 12.0.3 (liberty-3) is focused on priority features (given the current plan)
> * 12.1 is Liberty release is just bug fixes on 12.0.3
> * 13.0.0.dev1 would be the first commit to open M

The current thinking on the release management team would be to do
something like this for projects that are still doing milestone-based

* 12.0.0b1 (liberty-1)
* 12.0.0b2 (liberty-2)
* 12.0.0b3 (liberty-3)
* 12.0.0rc1 (RC1)
* 12.0.0 is Liberty release

I think assuming people can tell 12.0.1 is an alpha and 12.1 is a
release that is just bug fixes over 12.0.3 is a bit crazy...

The alternative would be to go full intermediary releases and do:

* 11.1.0
* 11.2.0
* 11.2.1
* 11.3.0
* 11.3.1 (oh! that happens to also be the "liberty" release!)
* 11.4.0

I don't think we can maintain an middle ground.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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