[IronPython] IronPython 2.6 RC 1 Release Hidden

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Nov 10 12:34:35 PST 2009


Keith J. Farmer wrote:
> As for the question at hand, though :)
>  
> I'm not in blanket agreement here.  I'd agree for some releases to be 
> valid dependency points, but things like RCs, betas, obsoleted 
> third-level versions -- not really.
>  
> In the first two cases, those are bleeding-edge releases.  If you take 
> a dependency on them, expect to bleed.
>  

The problem is that if a developer has used (and depended on) APIs in a 
specific release of IronPython then the person who bleeds is likely to 
be an end user rather than the developer (who may have moved onto other 
things without updating their project).

I don't have a problem with relegating obsolete releases to a small 
corner, but making them unavailable altogether is a high cost.

Michael


> In the latter case, I wouldn't expect API differences, or other 
> breaking changes unless they represented critical bug fixes.  Again, I 
> wouldn't want to support a dependency upon something horribly broken.
>  
> In light of the above, then, I'd propose keeping the following versions: 
>  
>     max(x).y.max(z)[.max(b)]
>  
> and strongly consider keeping:
>  
>     [max(x)-1].y.max(z)[.max(b)]
>
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> *From:* users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com on behalf of Michael Foord
> *Sent:* Tue 11/10/2009 11:25 AM
> *To:* Discussion of IronPython
> *Subject:* Re: [IronPython] IronPython 2.6 RC 1 Release Hidden
>
> Keith J. Farmer wrote:
> > "making releases that people / projects may have depended on is an 
> unacceptable cost"
> >
> > You wanna rephrase that there, Michael? :)
> >  
>
> Ha. :-)
>
> making unavailable releases that people....
>
> Thanks
>
> Michael
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> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
> > Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 1:47 AM
> > To: Discussion of IronPython
> > Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython 2.6 RC 1 Release Hidden
> >
> > Jimmy Schementi wrote:
> >  
> >> I agree, but I think the desire it to keep that "Releases" list 
> clean. Otherwise it would have every release ever in there. It's a 
> CodePlex limitation that there is no way to hide those releases from 
> that list, while still keeping the links active.
> >>  
> >>    
> >
> > I understand the motivation, but making releases that people / projects
> > may have depended on is an unacceptable cost in my opinion.
> >
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