[Nagiosplug-devel] Re: Hooray - 1.4 is out! What next?

Terje Bless link at pobox.com
Fri Feb 4 09:53:52 CET 2005

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Andreas Ericsson <ae at op5.se> wrote:

>I disagree. You should release even more often than that. Check if you
>have ten or more new (small) features or bugfixes at the end of each
>month, and if you do, make a micro-release (1.4.1 -> 1.4.2).

Hmm. I would generalize that to «Don't be afraid of version numbers». :-)

If you have at least one new feature do 1.5.0, if it's just bug fixes do
1.4.1; if you have both, consider doing both 1.5.0 and 1.4.1. Don't worry
about this landing you with 1.10.0 and 1.15.0 versions; it'll work out...

If you have «major functionality added» you should do 2.0.0.

New feature releases more often than quarterly will probably be a drain on
both develpoers, packagers, and users; but bugfix releases can be done as
often as you can be bothered to put one together.

Oh, and one likely benefit of frequent releases is it will encourage better
(more automated) release procedures, and possibly even a more comprehensive
regression test suite. This can only be a good thing.

Other than that; +1 on Andreas' comments.

- -- 
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