[hibernate-dev] Regarding release versioning

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Wed Jun 8 10:56:12 EDT 2016

On 8 June 2016 at 15:06, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> Well the reasoning was discussed on this list and everyone agreed :)  It
> was part of a larger discussion about releases and maintaining maintenance
> branches.  But if everyone, I am ok with doing CR (only) for minor releases.
> Part of the reasoning was that technically speaking a Final really ought to
> be a simple retagging of the last CR.  But that is virtually impossible to
> do without branching the minor release as soon as we cut the CR.  At the
> very least we really cannot push commits to whatever branch holds the CR
> until the Final.  That is all based on the principle that the "approved CR"
> ought to be exactly the same as the Final it leads to.  If we are going
> back to this then I vote that we also go for a hybrid approach to this
> where Final is an approximation of the "approved CR", likely with
> additional fixes.

Since we use Git it's easy to create a branch from a commit which
isn't on the head.

You could tag the CR, and people can continue pushing on master, then
eventually decide if you want to branch from the CR to re-tag it as
Final, or do something different.

+1 for a non-strict Hybrid approach, you can branch at any time and
cherry pick what you decide is needed.

> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:09 AM Vlad Mihalcea <mihalcea.vlad at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have seen the frustration from the Spring Data team trying to keep up
>> with our code changes that break their integrations,
>> and I was wondering if we should use some Release candidates prior to
>> releasing a start of a branch, even if it's a minor one.
>> This way, instead of 5.2.0, we could release 5.2.0.RC1 or something like
>> that to mark it as an intermediary release that's aimed for early
>> adopters/integrators.
>> Do you think this is feasible or is there something to prevent us from
>> doing this?
>> Vlad
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