[Dovecot] Version numbering
jpeacock at rowman.com
Wed Mar 28 22:59:59 EEST 2007
Frank Cusack wrote:
>> You misunderstood that. After the release of 1.2.0, 1.1.x is
>> frozen and development starts again in 1.3.0.
> And then how do you release 1.2.1?
This is a well understood process (even/odd development). Once 1.2.0 is
released, all new development moves to 1.3.x. 1.2.1 is a bugfix only
(typically implemented first in the 1.3.x branch and then backported).
No development or bugfixes are made to the previous dev branch (1.1.x in
this case). The choice to move from 1.x.x to 2.x.x is a completely
independent determination, and is normally made based on whether the
last dev release (odd) has a significant codebase from the latest stable
It is not unheard of to make _important_ security fixes to the prior
stable release (if possible) even after a newer generation stable
(1.4.x) release is available, depending on how widely distributed the
prior stable release was to distros that don't keep up
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